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What is it?

Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting you against harmful diseases, before you come into contact with them. Vaccines prevent diseases that can cause long-term illness, hospitalization, and even death.

The Cree Health Board vaccination program ensures that the people of Eeyou Istchee have access to all vaccines included in the Quebec Immunization Program, which are free of charge and which target vaccine-preventable illnesses such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, COVID-19 and influenza, among others.

Routine immunization schedules are offered and recommended to everyone. For people living with chronic medical conditions or certain risk factors, additional vaccines are recommended and offered to them free of charge. Ask your healthcare provider to make sure you that are up-to-date on all the vaccines that are recommended for your condition.

Who is it for?

This service is for everyone in Eeyou Istchee. Children and youth are vaccinated through the childhood vaccination program and the school vaccination programs. Everyone else can be vaccinated through the local CMC, and through special clinics set up at other sites during the year.

Where is it offered?

Vaccinations are primarily offered at the CMCs and at the schools. Seasonal vaccinations, such as those for influenza and COVID-19, may be offered at other community sites as well.

What is it like?

Most vaccines are given by an injection, but some are given orally (by mouth) or sprayed into the nose.

How long does it last?

It takes only a few minutes to be vaccinated, and you will be asked to stay for 15 min so that we can monitor and intervene in case of a reaction to the vaccine. The entire process can usually be completed in 30 minutes.

How can I get this service?

You can receive this service by contacting your local CMC or school nurse.




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