The province’s COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign is slowly ramping up, with Quebecers born in 1936 and earlier within the common inhabitants capable of get pictures as early as subsequent week.
Premier François Legault made the announcement throughout Tuesday afternoon’s COVID-19 briefing at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.
The atrium of the stadium, as soon as house to the Montreal Expos, has been transformed right into a vaccination website.
The province’s first COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Quebec on Dec. 14, and the inoculation marketing campaign has since centered on residents in long-term care properties and personal seniors’ properties, in addition to health-care staff.
Up to now, greater than 350,000 Quebecers have obtained pictures, accounting for lower than 4 per cent of the inhabitants.
The tempo of the province’s vaccination efforts has garnered criticism, together with from Ottawa, and final month’s drastic discount within the variety of doses delivered from Pfizer-BioNtech did not assist issues.
In latest weeks, the province has been prepping a number of vaccination websites, together with the one on the Large O and the Palais des congrès in downtown Montreal.
“That is nice information as a result of vaccines is our greatest hope to win this battle,” Legault stated.
“We’ve got vaccinated everybody in CHSLDs [long-term care homes] and we’re seeing the outcomes; there are nearly no deaths in CHSLDs.”
However with extra contagious variants on the rise, Legault stated that “numbers may change in a short time if we let our guard down.”
The marketing campaign will start in Montreal, however Quebecers throughout the province could make appointments as of Thursday. Legault stated it’s preferable to make an appointment on-line at quebec.ca/vaccincovid.
Those that shouldn’t have web entry or somebody who may also help them can name 1-877-644-4545, additionally as of Thursday.
As soon as sufferers get the vaccine, they are going to be given one other appointment for a second dose.
Earlier within the day, sources had informed Radio-Canada that the vaccine can be accessible to folks over 80 throughout the province beginning March 1 and to these 70 and over in Montreal.
Legault stated the youthful age teams will observe within the coming weeks however urged these born after 1936 to not attempt to make an appointment but.