The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and available to anyone living in Canada. Vaccination appointments in Quebec are becoming more available and you can now book your second dose only four weeks after your first.
If you would like to get a COVID vaccination without an appointment, many COVID Vaccination clinics around Montreal offer first-come-first-serve walk-in vaccinations. A list of clinics is available here.
- Visit the Clic Sante website
- To book your first dose: Click “Select a Service” and “COVID-19 Vaccine: First Dose”, or
- To book your second dose:
- If you have a Quebec RAMQ Number: Click “Select a Service” and “COVID-19 Vaccine: Second Dose”
- If you do not have a RAMQ Number (international and out-of-province students): Click “Select a Service” and “COVID-19 Vaccine: Troubleshooting”
- Enter your Quebec postal code
- Find a clinic and select “Book an Appointment”
- Answer any screening questions
- If you do not have a RAMQ number, be sure to check the box that says:
"I confirm that I do not have a Quebec Health Insurance Number. I will provide accurate additional information so that I can be identified correctly."
- Choose a date and time for your vaccination
- Enter your personal information and complete your booking
For more information, please visit Quebec’s COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign page.
For those who have received their first or second dose outside of Quebec
If you have received your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Quebec and would like to book your second appointment in Quebec, you will need to visit the Quebec Vaccine Registry first.
If you have been fully vaccinated outside of Quebec, please use the Quebec Vaccine Registry to declare your vaccination status and be included in provincial vaccination statistics.
Please visit the Vaccination FAQs on our Fall 2021: Health and Safety page to learn more about how vaccinations will impact our return to campus.
Quebec will be introducing a “vaccine passport” in early September. Currently, if cases rise in a region or there is an outbreak, everyone is put under public health restrictions (e.g. those in a red alert zone). However, starting in September, only those who are not fully vaccinated would be put under those restrictions. Fully vaccinated people should be able to continue without those restrictions.
Only non-essential services and goods, such as access to bars, gyms, etc., would be restricted; there would be no restrictions to public services or essential services even for those who are not vaccinated. The Minister confirmed that education is considered an essential service.
The passport would only be used in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, not if the epidemiological situation is stable. The Government will announce details of the program later in the summer.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has put out a number of informative videos on their YouTube channel with relevant information including:
- How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?
- Why do you need to be vaccinated if the human body can overcome COVID-19 naturally?
- Is the COVID Vaccine Safe for Young People?
- Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe given their rapid development?
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please consult this document from the Government of Quebec.
For the health and safety of your fellow students, family and colleagues (and yourself), be sure to book your first or second COVID vaccination today. With variant cases on the rise in many areas of the world, the best possible protection against the virus is to get vaccinated.