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The second dose of the vaccine has been rescheduled for people aged 60 and over.

EThey can go to the Clic Santé website to make changes, provided they respect the eight-week interval between the two doses. People who have received their first dose at a pharmacy are encouraged to go to the same department to receive a second dose.

On Thursday evening, projected vaccination coverage for Quebec residents aged 60 to 64 was 89%, including appointments already booked.

Earlier this week, Health and Human Services Minister Christian Dube announced that a preliminary option was only possible for people who received the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as only doses of this vaccine were delivered in sufficient quantities. to allow promotion.

Federal Minister for Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand confirmed on Wednesday that Canada will receive seven million doses of Moderna vaccine by the end of June; deliveries will begin next week.

The Quebec government’s strategy calls for the second dose to come from the same manufacturer as the first. The only exceptions are people who received the first AstraZeneca vaccine, who have a choice: get the vaccine again or request a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna product.

Starting last Monday in Quebec, each business day, a new age group may change the time of the second meeting. In this case, the one that was taken on the day of the first dose is automatically canceled during the operation on the Clic Santé.

In addition, on Thursday evening, Minister Dubet announced that projected vaccination coverage for Quebec residents aged 12 to 17 has surpassed vaccination coverage for Quebec residents aged 18-29 and that it is close to catching up with vaccination coverage between 30 and 34. years, including appointments. In light of these data, the minister believes that adolescents are on the right track to return to regular school this fall.

He again suggested that young people between the ages of 18 and 29 should be vaccinated up to 75%, which would reduce the number of medical interventions in education, work and leisure.

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