86% of children aged 12-17 will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Abitibi-Temiskaming

It’s still unusual, thanks to the youth! It’s important to get vaccinated to protect yourself, to protect your friends, to protect your parents, your grandparents, who are probably more vulnerable.– said the regional director of public health Lise Landry.

The vaccination, in collaboration with the school community, began last Monday and will run until June 18th.

Yannick Roy, CEO of the Hurrican Center for School Services, praised the participation of the teenagers.

I really want to congratulate and thank our youth. Once again, you showed us your whole class and your wonderful values. I was told that you are willing to cooperate, you are polite, nice. We don’t tell you enough, but I am grateful to you, and we are very proud of you.

Quote from:Yannick Roy, CEO of CSSH

Difficulty reaching 18-40 year olds

Vaccination goals for adults between the ages of 18 and 40 have yet to be met.

Regional director of the vaccination campaign Katya Shatover indicates that vaccination time slots will be added in the coming weeks to try to reach these groups.

We have other methods of vaccination, among other things, we went to certain organizations to reach people who do not necessarily come to vaccination centers. We also offer certain nights when people can be vaccinated, and most of them get vaccinated every weekend. We also contacted students from Segep, vocational training centers and adult education centers.

Step-by-step vaccinations will also be available for people wishing to receive a second dose of the vaccine.

However, they will need to adhere to the age group schedule to advance the second dose and maintain an eight-week delay between the first and second doses.

People who have received the Moderna vaccine cannot bring a second dose at this time, but the vaccination campaign manager assures us that it can be done within a few days.

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