VACCINATION. Drummondville Mayor Alain Carrier received his first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center located in Centrexpo Cogeco on Wednesday afternoon.
After completing each of the steps, the mayor took his place to vaccinate. His mask barely hid the joy on his face as he was dosed. “It was very good,” he commented.
Alain Carrier, 64, made an appointment about three weeks ago. On the day of the appointment, he knew what vaccine he would receive. “It’s my turn. I wanted to get vaccinated regardless of the vaccine. When I arrived, I knew what I would get, ”he explains.
The Mayor of Drummondville traveled to Centrexpo Cogeco for the official opening of the vaccination center on March 18. Today he was once again convinced that the work was going well. “Everything is going very well. It’s a beautiful place that is easy to get to. I think the atmosphere is good here. People are happy, smiling,” he says.
The latter estimates the total duration of his meeting at about thirty minutes. “There were about 30 people in line in front of me. In about ten minutes I was on the record. Five minutes later, I was vaccinated, followed by a 15-minute wait before leaving, ”he lists.
Alain Carrier seized the opportunity to encourage the residents of Drummondville to get vaccinated. “I am calling for vaccinations so we can lead a more normal life. The message to people is to go there as soon as their turn comes, ”he encourages.
To date, 1,167 people have been booked for the first dose of the vaccine, and 220 healthcare workers have received the second dose at a vaccination center located in Centrexpo Cogeco.
The CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Center-du-Québec estimates that approximately 33% of the residents of Maurice and Center du Québec are currently vaccinated.