Flu vaccination

Keep your loved ones close and viruses away by getting vaccinated. A quick and easy service offered by pharmacists affiliated with Familiprix.

Certain conditions may apply. Pharmacist-owners affiliated with Familiprix are solely responsible for the professional activities performed as part of a pharmaceutical practice.

Keep your loved ones close. Keep viruses away.

Book an appointment

To make an appointment for a vaccine at a participating Familiprix branch, use the Clic Santé reservation system available below.

Who should be vaccinated?

Young children and their families

Young children are more vulnerable than healthy adults. By vaccinating the whole family, we provide optimal protection.

Older people

Older people have a higher risk of developing complications related to influenza. Vaccination is highly recommended for this population.

Pregnant women

The risks are higher during the 2nd and 3rd trimester and if the woman has concomitant illnesses. Vaccination is required in order to protect herself and her unborn child.

Vaccination is recommended for everyone, especially:

  • Healthcare workers
  • People who spend time with those with high risks of complications
  • People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart problems, etc.)

How to recognize flu symptoms

The flu is often mistaken for a cold or COVID. Although the symptoms are similar, the common cold is more frequent and common place than the flu or COVID. Common symptoms of influenza are:

Symptoms*FluColdCOVID
FeverCommon with sudden onset

Temperature between 38°C and 40°C
(entre 100, 4°F et 104°F)
RareCommon
CoughCommon with sudden onsetCommon, but light to moderate with expectoration (phlegm)Common going up to breathing difficulties
Headache
Common and often severe
RarePossible
Aches and pains
Common and often severe
RarePossible
FatigueCommon and severe
Duration: A few days or more
Common, but mild
Possible
Nausea and vomitingCommon, but mildRareRare
New loss of smell or tasteRareRarePossible

Sudden onset
Stuffy and runny noseRareCommonPossible
Sneezing
RareCommonPossible
Sore throatCommonCommonPossible

Source: World Health Organization

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