Vaccination of the population, how to navigate?

How many tricks are available?

This data always depends on the number of doses available and varies by region of Quebec. Appointments are opening gradually, depending on the planned deliveries.

More than 2.5 million doses are planned for the coming weeks through the end of May. Vaccine receipts are calculated as follows:

  • 594,770 doses during the week of May 3
  • 458 640 doses during the week of May 10
  • 458 640 doses during the week of May 17
  • 458 640 doses during the week of May 24
  • 546,390 doses during the week of May 31st.

Doses from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson are expected in the week of May 3. However, before it can be distributed, it will require the opinion of the Quebec Committee on Immunization to determine which population can receive it. While shipments from Pfizer arrive every week and are expected from Moderna, the Quebec government has yet to forecast the next dose of AstraZeneca.

If I have had COVID-19, do I need to talk about it and will I receive a single dose of the vaccine?

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should mention this when asked about the subject during their vaccination.

They require a single dose of the vaccine, since the infection itself allows the immune system to initiate a reaction, like the first dose of the vaccine, the Ministry of Health and Human Services said.

There is no danger of giving two doses of the vaccine to someone who has had COVID-19, but the risk of side effects is higher and the second dose does not give them additional protection.

For people with weakened immune systems or who had COVID-19 during the first dose or in the days following vaccination, two doses are needed.

If I have already received the first vaccination, will opening it to the public open up the second dose?

Not. More than 76,000 second doses have already been administered to clients first vaccinated last winter, according to Quebec Campaign Director Daniel Paré.

The Quebec government intends to maintain a maximum delay of 112 days between two doses. The date of the second admission set at the time of the first dose corresponds to this date.

Will 5 million Quebec people get vaccinated by June 24?

“There is no longer any doubt” that the June 24 target will be achieved, confirms Minister Dubet. The government plans to vaccinate all Quebec adults who wish to be vaccinated on National Day with the first dose.

The goal is to reach at least 75% of the population in each age group, but doses are said to be sufficient to vaccinate more people if demand warrants.

We are currently aiming to vaccinate 5 million people before Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. To date, just over 3 million vaccines have been administered, or 35% of the population. This means that about 2 million people will have to make an appointment for the government to deliver on its promise.

Taking into account the people already vaccinated with the first dose and the appointments to date, the target has been achieved for the population aged 60 and over. Here’s a breakdown of missed enrollments before reaching goals in other age groups.

  • From 50 to 59 years old (75% = 866 387 people). No 261007 appointments
  • From 45 to 49 years old (75% = 396 921 people). Absence of 176,776 appointments
  • From 40 to 44 years old (75% = 439,574 people). No 291868 appointments
  • From 35 to 39 years old (75% = 423,543 people). Absence of 296 530 appointments
  • From 30 to 34 years old (75% = 415,429 people). No 306 448 appointments
  • From 25 to 29 years old (75% = 413 982 people). No 314 727 appointments
  • From 18 to 24 years old (75% = 498 348 people). No 401,837 appointments


Other useful information for my appointment

At the time of appointment, they are asked to bring their health insurance card or other photo ID with them.

Arrival at the meeting point scheduled for the meeting must be no more than 5 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid queues. However, due to delay, reception may be canceled.

The Department of Health and Human Services also asks you not to come to the vaccination clinic if you are in isolation or quarantine.

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