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Quebec opens vaccination to the general population | Coronavirus

Today is a big day, Quebec’s Minister of Health announced proudly, who met with the media in the company of Quebec’s national director of public health, Horacio Arruda, and Quebec’s vaccination campaign director, Daniel Paré.

Starting tomorrow, we will open vaccination of the population by age group. [vendredi]…

Quote from:Christian Dube, Minister of Health of Quebec

Starting tomorrow, Friday, April 30th, people between the ages of 50 and 59 throughout Quebec will be able to make appointments at the Clic Santé.On top of that, you need to know more about it. (New window)On top of that, you need to know more about it. receive the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. According to Minister Dubet, the minimum age for making an appointment will decrease from 5 years old every two days.

So within two weeks the entire adult population will be able to make an appointment for vaccination against COVID-19– he assured.

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Vaccination Campaign: Appointment start dates for the entire population of Quebec.

Photo: Government of Quebec.

It should be noted that the distribution of vaccines will be based more not on the year of birth of people, but on the age at which they received the vaccine.

For Quebec residents between the ages of 16 and 18, while Pfizer-BioNTech recommends using its vaccine from the age of 16, the Committee on Immunization of Quebec (CIQ) has yet to give the green light for this age group, public health authorities must await its approval. …

Regarding the possible vaccination of adolescents, Dr Horatio Arruda said discussions have already been held with the Ministry of Education in anticipation of using the school network to vaccinate this category when it is deemed safe.

June 24 course was maintained

However, one thing is certain: Quebec is no longer afraid that vaccines will run out to meet their goals.

Thanks to the vaccine shipments we receive in May and June, and thanks to the increased doses of Pfizer, we will be able to give the first dose to all Quebec adults who want it by June 24th.– confirmed Minister Duba.

To do this, Quebec expects to receive more than 2.5 million doses of the vaccine during May and at least the same number of doses in June.

It will take several weeks to protect a large enough section of the population, but we are getting closer to our goal.

Quote from:Christian Dube, Minister of Health of Quebec

Daniel Paré, for his part, said that Quebec residents would not be forced to receive a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. He recalled that the type of vaccine will be indicated when making an appointment, which will allow people to act in full knowledge of the facts.

Mr Paré also indicated that the creation of the first car vaccination should be announced next week. He indicated that this will be implemented in the metropolitan area, without going into details.

In addition, Minister Dubet congratulated the health workers who set up the vaccination system and trained nearly 12,000 vaccinators in a matter of months to cope with the coming period of high traffic without exposing too many health workers in hospitals.

The doors are also always open for citizens who would like to volunteer at vaccination centers.

Meanwhile, the number of vaccinated Quebec residents continues to rise. An additional 69,501 doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.

A total of 3,039,512 doses have been vaccinated since the start of the vaccination campaign in Quebec, that is, more than 34% of the population.

Emergency measures at Bas-Saint-Laurent

Despite the progress in vaccination, the virus continues to spread in Quebec, especially in Lower Saint Laurent, where a significant increase in cases is forcing Quebec to take special measures in the region, which will be in effect from Friday night. till Saturday.

For now, only the regions of Matane, Mitis and Matapedia will be spared by these measures.

Map showing vaccination rates by province and territory.

The percentage of people vaccinated varies greatly from place to place in Canada.

Photo: Radio Canada

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