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  • Shingles vaccine free of charge to people aged 80 years and older as well as for people aged 18 years and older who are immunocompromised

    Vaccination is the best way to protect against shingles and its complications. Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the varicella virus. It can occur at any age but more often in people over 50.

    The shingles vaccine is offered free of charge to:

    • people aged 80 or over.
    • people who are immunocompromised aged 18 or over.

    These people can get vaccinated regardless of their history of chickenpox or chickenpox vaccination.

    People who are eligible for the free shingles vaccine and who wish to take advantage of it can make an appointment by visiting /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextClic Santé or by calling 1 877 644-4545.

    This service will be offered at our vaccination center 7 days a week:

    The inactivated vaccine is made from pieces of the virus. It is 90% effective in preventing shingles.The protection offered by this vaccine lasts at least 10 years after vaccination. Two doses, administered 2 to 12 months apart, are needed to ensure long-term protection.

    For more informations, visit /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextShingles vaccine.