The CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale believes it will be able to vaccinate everyone, not just 75% of them, by June 24, “if the distribution of doses allows it.”
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As of Friday, 36.6% of the region’s population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. To reach the goal – 75% of those 59 and younger, 146,000 people still need vaccinations.
“But we will not stop at 75%, we want to vaccinate as many people as possible, and we could vaccinate everyone by June 24 if the dose distribution allows it,” says Melanie Otis, spokesman for CIUSSS de la Capitale. -National.
To do this, it would be possible to extend the opening hours of vaccination centers and add appointments without problems, depending on the number of additional vaccines to be received.
In addition, a thousand additional doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are to be sent to the L’Ancienne-Lorette Mass Vaccination Center on Saturday. People 45 and older can make an appointment online on Sunday and Monday.
This will allow “to extend the vaccination by at least two weeks,” – says a spokesman for CIUSSS.
Mme Otis also takes this opportunity to emphasize that we need vaccinators to ensure that mass vaccinations continue to work smoothly as the vacation period approaches.
“We invite people, CEGEP and university students who want to work with us on this historic operation to apply for jecontribue.”
To facilitate access to vaccinations, Capitale-Nationale has nine mass vaccination centers, two in-house vaccination centers, mobile teams, and vaccination options at select pharmacies.