As part of the University’s effort to restrict non-academic events and activities on campus in order to prioritize the University’s academic mission and focus resources on the COVID response, McGill will not hold a flu vaccine clinic this fall. We do encourage employees to take advantage of vaccination options that are available to them and have summarized many of them here for your convenience. Once again, Quebec is facilitating easy access to vaccines. The 2021 flu vaccine will be distributed in many local CLSCs, clinics and pharmacies.
QUEBEC FLU VACCINATION PROGRAM
This year’s Quebec Flu Vaccination campaign will begin on November 1, 2021.
The flu vaccine is recommended and offered free of charge to people who are at higher risk of complications:
- Children from 6 months to 17 years old who have certain chronic diseases
- Adults who have certain chronic diseases (including pregnant women regardless the stage of pregnancy)
- Pregnant women, in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of their pregnancy
- People aged 75 and over
To reduce the risk of contamination, the flu vaccine is also offered free of charge to:
- Family members who live in the same household of a child under 6 months of age or a person at higher risk of being hospitalized and to their caregivers
- Health care workers
Flu vaccination is also free of charge to:
- Healthy children from 6 to 23 months old
- Healthy adults from 60 to 74 years old.
Find out more about eligibility here.
If you are not eligible for the free vaccine, you may still choose to be vaccinated at your local CLSC, a medical clinic or pharmacy for a fee, which will vary by location. Learn where to go and how to proceed.
MEMBERS OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH PLAN
McGill’s Supplemental Health Plan covers reimbursement for the cost of the vaccine at the 80% rate for prescription drugs. To be reimbursed by Manulife, submit the prescription from your physician, nurse or pharmacist who administered the vaccine; ensure it includes the vaccine’s Drug Identification Number (DIN).
Please note that, as usual, fees related to administering the vaccine and any other fees, are not covered by the Supplemental Health Plan. As fees may vary by location, you may wish to verify the cost prior to your appointment.