Vaccination against Covid-19 is free and recommended:
- For persons aged 5 and over, unless contraindications.
IMPORTANT: It is essential to continue to respect the health measures in place.
How to get vaccinated
Clinics with appointment
Vaccination for people aged and over is ongoing. The Comité sur l’immunisation du Québec (CIQ) recommends the 2nd dose (Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) in an interval of 8 weeks or more between doses.
- To make an appointment : Quebec.ca/vaccinCOVID
- If you are unable to make an appointment online or if you are experiencing difficulties, call 1-877-644-4545.
- For 5 and 13 year olds, consent must be obtained from a parent or legal guardian.
1st and 2nd dose
People aged 12 and over can go to the walk-in clinics to get vaccinated during the day to receive their 1st or 2nd dose of vaccine according to the following schedule. The vaccines offered are Pfizer or Moderna.
- Palais des Congrès de Gatineau : Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Centre communautaire de Buckingham : Tuesday to Friday - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday - 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m.
- Centre multiservices de la Pêche (CLSC) : Wednesday to Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Complexe sportif Whissell : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Hôtel Château Logue de Maniwaki : Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Centre récréatif Campbell’s Bay : Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Saturday - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
People aged 5 to 11 years old can go to the walk-in clinic located at the Palais des Congrès de Gatineau according to the following schedule. Pfizer vaccine only. A consent must be obtained from a parent or legal guardian.
- Palais des Congrès de Gatineau : Saturday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Booster dose (3rd dose)
People aged 18 and over can go to the walk-in clinic located at the Palais des Congrès de Gatineau to receive their booster dose according to the following schedule.The vaccines offered are Pfizer or Moderna.
- Palais des Congrès de Gatineau : Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the troubleshooting service (registration of vaccines outside of Quebec, help with QR code printing), people can come without an appointment according to the following schedule:
- Palais des Congrès de Gatineau : Monday. Wednesday and Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Tuesday and Thursday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- For the other vaccination sites, the troubleshooting service is offered according to the opening hours.
People aged 12 and over can now be vaccinated at the vaccination centre located at the Groupe de médecine de famille universitaire (GMF-U) in Gatineau. This service is available by appointment only.
- To make an appointment : Québec.ca/vaccinCOVID
Booster dose (3rd dose)
A booster dose is recommended for the following people. For all groups (except dialysis and immunocompromised persons) it is important to respect a delay of 3 months or more after the 2nd dose. People who have contracted Covid-19 can receive the 3rd dose as soon as symptoms are over.
- People 18 years of age and older
- Isolated and remote communities. They will receive appointment information from their health care services.
- People in residential long-term care centres (CHSLDs), in intermediate ressources and family type (RI-RTFs) and people in private seniors' homes (RPAs). Mobile clinics have been visiting these living environments since late October. These individuals or their families don't have to make any arrangements and don't need to book an appointment.
For more details, visit : additional dose of vaccine
Proof of vaccination
Proof of vaccination is required in Quebec (13 years and older). It allow people who are adequately protected or who have a clinical counter indication to the vaccination against Covid-19 to access certain places and to do certain non essential activities where the risk of transmission is high.
To validate the identity of individuals, a photo ID is also be required for people who are 16 years and older and 75 years and younger. For persons 15 years of age and under and 76 years of age and over, identification is required, but does not have to include a photo.
- For citizens three options to certify adequate vaccination :
- VaxiCode app: download the app for free on the App Store and Google Play.
- PDF format: download the proof of vaccination (QR code) to your cell phone.
- Paper format: print the proof of vaccination (QR code). The printing must be of good quality. Avoid folding the paper (recommended business card size).
- For more support:
- For businesses, the VaxiCode Verif application can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play.
For more details, please visit: learn more about the vaccination passport
Proof of vaccination outside Quebec
Proof of vaccination that meets the new national standard is available for people travelling outside Quebec. It is recognized in all Canadian provinces and in several American states and countries around the world.
The Quebec QR code remains the tool that is used everywhere in Quebec. It is therefore not necessary to obtain this new proof of vaccination except for trips outside Québec.
The new vaccination proof can be downloaded from the self-service portal and used according to the following three options :
- PDF letter format
- On a mobile device
- Paper format. The printout must be of high quality
For more details, please visit: instructions for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gatineau territory :
- June 22 - 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. : Centre communautaire Entre-Nous, 175 Front Street, Aylmer, Gatineau
- June 27 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. : Centre communautaire Ernest-Lattion, 30 Court Street, Aylmer, Gatineau
Canada attaches great importance to vaccine safety, both before and after approval. COVID‑19 vaccines must meet the same quality and safety standards as any other vaccine used in Canada.
For more information on the steps taken by Health Canada to evaluate vaccines, visit the page Regulation of Vaccines for Human Use in Canada.
Useful links and documentation
- General information about vaccination against Covid-19
- Immunization Consent Assistance Form
- Vaccination Consent form - 5 to 11 years
- Vaccination Consent form - 12 to 13 years
- Vaccination trajectory for children - Hully mascot
- Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for young people ? - Dr Martin Carli, Scientist
- Why should my children be vaccinated if they are less at risk of COVID-19 than an adult? -Dr Martin Carli, Scientist
- Informed Consent Video – Dr. Alain Poirier, Physician and specialist in public health
- Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe given their rapid development? Olivier Bernard, Pharmacist
- Why do you need to be vaccinated if the human body can overcome COVID-19 naturally? – Olivier Bernard, Pharmacist
- Plan to take the bus to the vaccination site in Gatineau - STO
- RNA Covid-19 vaccine information sheet (Pfizer and Moderna)
- Viral vector-based Covid-19 vaccine information sheet (AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson)