Drive-thru: Vaccine please!

Starting Monday, May 17, you can get your COVID vaccine at a dedicated clinic at Montreal-Trudeau Airport in the comfort of your vehicle. The clinic will work from 8.00 to 20.00, 7 days a week.

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Doses will be offered by appointment.

This very first car vaccination center will eventually allow 4,000 people to be vaccinated daily. And you can vaccinate all members of the same family bladder at the same time.

Although a clinic of this type already exists in the United States, it will be the first clinic of this type to be established in Quebec. “It was just an idea in our heads a few weeks ago. […]… This is a new vision of health – looking for our customers, not waiting for them, ”commented Minister Dubet, praising the meaning of the word“ innovation ”in the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’le. -De-Montreal Doses will be offered by appointment initially.

Quebec is establishing this service, which also aims to facilitate the vaccination of people with disabilities and reduce the risk of transmission of variants.

This vaccination operation will require fewer staff than traditional clinics such as the Olympic Stadium and the Palais des Congrès.

“I’m not sure if this is the last one. I would not be surprised if this is done elsewhere, ”the minister said, leaving, however, to CISSS and CIUSSS the task of planning other clinics for vaccination of drivers.

The minister took the opportunity to point out that the vaccination campaign in Quebec is going well and said that it will accelerate soon.

“Just yesterday we had the opportunity to make over 160,000 appointments. People want to get vaccinated and are there, ”said Mr Dubet, while on Monday vaccination was extended to Quebec residents aged 45 to 49.

“We have already reached the 75% target for the 55-59 age group. We can still achieve our goals every day, ”the minister continued, noting that 450,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine have arrived in Quebec over the past few days.

Asked if Montreal has the lowest vaccination rate in Quebec, as opposed to the start of the campaign, when all efforts were concentrated in the metropolis, Mr Dubet stressed that the records remain available.

“We have a phenomenon where a lot of people get vaccinated in Montreal but don’t stay in Montreal. We must pay attention to these statistics, ”he stressed, citing as an example medical workers who live in the suburbs, but work on the island.

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