COVID-19

Vaccination without appointment at the Palais des Congrès Gatineau suspended

Last week, residents of Utaue, aged 45 to 79, could visit the vaccination center at Palais des Congrès, Gatineau, without an appointment, to receive a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

But starting Thursday, only residents who made an appointment will be able to get vaccinated.

Nancy Eru, director of COVID-19 vaccination, explained that doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are still in place, but will be used. for scheduled meetings

Let’s see, take this option again, without a record, as soon as other doses of this vaccine become available., she added.

The region is also set to receive additional doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in the coming weeks, Eru said.

Nancy Eru is the Outaouais Vaccine Campaign Manager (Archives).

Photo: Radio Canada

The latter emphasizes that the vaccination campaign is progressing well. We received over 133,000 doses of vaccine for Outaouais, which means that one in three people received their first dose.she illustrated in a press briefing.

According to CISSS in Outaouais, 92% of those over 70 have been vaccinated. Among 55-59-year-olds, 51% of the population received the first dose, and among 45-54-year-olds, the percentage of vaccinations is rather 33%.

The introduction of second doses into CHSLD due to be completed this week, Ms Eru said.

We will then start administering second doses in different living and home settings for people who cannot travel to vaccination sites.she continued.

While CISSS de l’Outaouais reported on Wednesday a new COVID-19-related death at the Hall Detention Center, and that there have also been several cases in emergency centers in recent days, the vaccination campaign director indicated that vaccines will be available to the homeless and to a pre-trial detention center in the coming days.

Several cases of vagal shock

Also attending a press briefing on Wednesday, Outaouais Department of Public Health infectious disease consultant Dr Carol McConnery wanted to take stock of the vagal shock cases identified this week.

Several people experienced discomfort during vaccinations at the Assembly Hall during the week, Ms McConnery said. The latter reportedly reported dizziness and weakness.

This is not a reaction to the vaccine, this is a reaction to the injection.she hastened to confirm.

The medical consultant added that this kind of discomfort is common, especially in school teen vaccination centers.

We can prevent these reactions.

Quote from:Carol McConnery, Infectious Disease Consultant, Outahua Department of Public Health.

She encouraged people prone to wandering shock when they see blood or a needle to inform the person who will be injecting.

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