Vaccines protect the body from diseases that can make you very ill. They help the body to boost its immunological defences to prevent infections without causing disease.

Vaccination is a simple, effective and safe public health initiative.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines

Mass vaccination against respiratory viruses (COVID-19 and influenza) is underway.  

Vaccinations are recommended for vulnerable people. Vaccination against COVID-19 in the Eastern Townships is available to all people aged 6 months and over. The flu vaccine includes four vaccine strains, two type A and two type B. Moderna's new COVID-19 vaccine will provide immunity against currently circulating variants, including the Omicron XBB1.5 sub-variant, and is available free of charge to the entire population.

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Vaccine against COVID-19 is recommended to: 

    • people aged 60 years and older
    • people who are immunocompromised, on dialysis or living with a chronic disease;
    • people living in CHSLDs or other group settings with a high proportion of elderly and vulnerable individuals
    • pregnant women
    • people who work with children under six months of age,
    • healthcare workers
    • adults living in remote and isolated areas

    Learn more about COVID-19

    Vaccination for Children

    Vaccination remains the most effective public health initiative, and its safe use makes it even today one of the best preventive measures. By vaccinating your child, you are giving him one of the best protections against serious diseases. It is very important that you comply with the immunization schedule recommended by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) and not exceed the deadlines in order to protect your child from infections as early as possible.

    There are few reasons to prevent your child from being vaccinated. If you have any questions, please speak to your family physician or to the nurse at your CLSC.

    At your child's 18-month immunization appointment, the nurse will assess your child's development and health using the 18-month+ ABCdaire. She will also answer any questions you may have.

    Adult vaccination

    Free vaccines under the Programme québécois d'immunisation are available at local points of service. 

    Info to make an appointment for a vaccine analysis.

    Vaccination against Monkeypox

    Eligibility Criteria

    This vaccination can be given before or after exposure to the disease.


    A dose of the simian pox vaccine may be given if, within the past 14 days, you have had:

    • direct contact with the skin, lesions or body fluids of a person with simian pox symptoms;


    • direct contact with items (such as clothing, bedding, sex toys) potentially contaminated by the body fluids or secretions of a person with simian pox symptoms;


    • prolonged close contact with a person with simian pox symptoms (3 or more hours less than 1 metre away, face to face, without having worn a medical-grade mask).

    In the event that a person has symptoms consistent with simian pox at the time of vaccination, the vaccine may not be administered.


    Sex workers


    Man (cis or trans) who is having or will have sex with another man (cis or trans), in one of the following situations:

    • sex with more than one regular partner


    • sex in a place where sexual activities take place


    • sex in exchange for money, goods or services.

    Staff and volunteers in a social setting or event where sexual activities between men (cis or trans) may take place may also receive a dose of simian pox vaccine.

    Men (cis or trans) with one regular sex partner need not receive the simian pox vaccine.

    Do you meet the above criteria? If so, you can get the vaccine by making an appointment.

    Appointment required

    If you qualify for the vaccine and to make an appointment, call one of the following locations: 

    • Haute-Yamaska:
      • 450-375-1442, ext. 66541 (Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m)
      • 450-375-1442, ext. 0 (on weekends and holidays)
    • Sherbrooke:
      • 819-780-2220, ext. 48459 (Monday to Thursday)
      • 819-780-2220, ext. 48591 (Friday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 
    • Val-des-Sources: 819-879-7158
    • Granit: 819-583-0330, ext. 37239 (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., daily)

    Do not hesitate to leave a voice-mail message. Please note that it might take up to 48 hours before you are called back if you call on a weekend

    Vaccination for Travellers

    Whether you are planning to travel abroad for business, pleasure or adventure, consult a nurse or a physician to:

    • get advice on diseases transmitted through water, food or by insects
    • get specific recommendations regarding your activities and health status
    • update your regular immunization schedule and obtain a vaccination follow-up if required
    • get the right vaccines for your destination, the length of your stay, and your health condition
    • get medical prescriptions to prevent and treat malaria, traveller's diarrhea and altitude (mountain) sickness
    • get the latest information on travel alerts and travel warnings.

    Learn more about vaccination for travellers