A 42-year-old Quebec woman has died from complications resulting from the H1N1 virus.

It is the third death in the province since September.

The woman, who worked at the Monteregie Health and Social Services Centre, died Tuesday night.

Public health officials said the woman was not a nurse or front line worker who was in contact with patients.

She had also received the H1N1 vaccination on Oct. 29, two days before coming down with symptoms of the flu.

Montreal public health agency alters vaccination plan

Montreal's public health agency says young children will get the H1N1 shot sooner than originally planned, as CTV Montreal's Cindy Sherwin first reported Tuesday.

The official announcement was made on Wednesday morning for ten mass vaccination centres that will be opened from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Montreal vaccinations scheduled for Friday Nov. 6 for families with babies under 6 months, along with people with weak immune systems, will instead take place one day early, on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Additionally, children under the age of 5 -- originally scheduled for vaccinations beginning Monday, Nov. 9 -- will be added to that priority group.

The health agency says the decision is the result of many children coming down with the flu.

"Everyone will get their turn"

Montreal public health officials even those who are in good health should be vaccinated - but they will have to wait their turn.

Here is the schedule, from the Montreal Health and Social Services Centre:

As of November 5

  • Children 6 months to 5 years of age
  • Parents, brothers and sisters of infants less than 6 months of age
  • Women more than 20 weeks pregnant (vaccine with adjuvant**)
  • Pregnant women with a chronic medical condition (vaccine with adjuvant**)

**As recommended by medical and public health authorities

As of November 9

  • Women who are less than 20 weeks pregnant

As of November 16

  • Individuals less than 18 years of age suffering from a chronic medical condition ((people with diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, heart failure, etc.)

As of November 23

  • Individuals between 18 and 65 years of age suffering from a chronic medical condition (people with diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, heart failure, etc.)

As of December 7

  • Youth 5 to 18 years of age
  • Adults 19 to 65 years of age
  • Individuals above 65 years of age

To get vaccinated, you must go to a Centre de vaccination contre la grippe A(H1N1), which is open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Starting November 5

Ancien H�pital g�n�ral de Lachine - 3320 Notre-Dame Street

Centre des loisirs de Saint-Laurent - 1375 Grenet Street

Clinique m�dicale Physergo du Sud-Ouest - 5260 Verdun Street

Coll�ge Reine-Marie - 9300 Saint-Michel Boulevard

Fr�d�rick-Banting Elementary School - 11135 Alfred Avenue

Mail Cavendish - 5800 Cavendish Boulevard

Place Alexis Nihon - 1500 Atwater Avenue

Th��tre du quartier - 3990 Notre-Dame Street West

CLSC du Plateau-Mont-Royal - 4625 De Lorimier Avenue (Open from November 5 to 15 only)

CLSC de Hochelaga-Maisonneuve - 4201 Ontario Street (Open November 5, 6, 7 and 8 only)

Starting November 6


Carrefour Angrignon - 7077 Newman Boulevard

Centre communautaire Patro Le Pr�vost - 7355 Christophe-Colomb Avenue

Allancroft Elementary School - 265 Allancroft Road

H�pital Rivi�re-des-Prairies - 7070 Perras Boulevard

Starting November 9


Olympic Stadium - 4545 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue (Closed on November 22 and 23)

Starting November 16


Centre R�cr�atif �douard-Rivet - 11111 Notre-Dame Street East

Spring Garden Elementary School - 175 Sonata Avenue

Palais des congr�s - 1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Street

Starting November 21


Coll�ge Mont-Saint-Louis - 1700 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East (Opened Saturdays and Sundays only)

Don't forget!

  • To receive your vaccine, you need to have I.D. (medicare card)
  • If you are a parent or family member of a child less than 6 months of age, bring the child's birth certificate
  • To make the vaccination process easier, wear clothing with sleeves that can be easily rolled up

Before going to a vaccination centre, always consult:



Services Qu�bec at: 514-644-4545