Vaccination clinic on Thursday September 30
The CISSS des îles would like to inform you that it will be holding a vaccination clinic against COVID-19 on Thursday, September 30 at the Cap-aux-Meules CLSC. This clinic is for people 12 years and older who would like to receive a 1st or 2nd dose of the vaccine as well as those who are eligible to receive a third dose* of the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons. To make an appointment, please call our call center at 418 986-2121 extension 8484 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., 7 days a week.
*Recommendations for a 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
An additional dose of the messenger RNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) against COVID-19 is recommended:
- people on dialysis or transplant;
- people with a weakened immune system, such as:
- who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment,
- who are taking medicines that affect their immune system
- who are living with HIV.
Studies show that people with weakened immune systems or on dialysis are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19. They may also be less well protected after two doses. The administration of an additional dose, ideally of a messenger RNA vaccine, gives them better protection against COVID-19 in the context of the high circulation of the Delta variant.
It is important to maintain sanitary measures for these people, as they may be less well protected than the rest of the population.