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Vaccination

The best protection!

Vaccines stimulate our defense cells to produce substances called antibodies in what is an entirely natural protective reaction. These antibodies protect a vaccinated individual against disease caused by real germs.

Whether for you or your child, vaccination is a major ally.

Targeted Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccination Campaign in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region

For a number of years, the number of people infected with meningococcal serogroup B has been much higher in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region than in other Québec regions, relative to the population. The decision to implement this vaccination campaign in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is based on experts’ recommendation due to its unique situation and to availability of a vaccine.

This meningococcal serogroup B vaccination campaign will run from May 5, 2014, to December 31, 2014. It targets individuals age 2 months to 20 years old who live or go to school in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.

Visit the page Targeted Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccination Campaign in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region to find out more.

Get the Facts!

You have questions about vaccination? A health professional has recommended a vaccination to you. You aren’t sure whether you should agree to the vaccination or refuse.

We invite you to check where do you stand on the question of vaccination? Your reservations and your motivation.