People aged 55 and over who so desire can be vaccinated with a dose of AstraZeneca from tomorrow, Minister of Health Christian Dubé said on Wednesday.
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People who agree to receive the vaccine will be able to go to designated walk-in clinics throughout Quebec. Minister Dubé clarified at a press briefing that no clinic was planned in Abitibi-Témiscamingue due to the prevalence of the South African variant, resistant to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Montrealers will be able to visit the Olympic Stadium and the Palais des Congrès.
“In the event of high traffic, a coupon system will be deployed. When they exceed one hour, the waiting times will be available on the website at ciusss-estmtl.gouv.qc.ca so that citizens can adjust accordingly ”, specified the CIUSSS de l’Est-de. -l’Île-de-Montréal Wednesday.
People who wish to be vaccinated, while avoiding a dose of AstraZeneca, can continue to book an appointment online as usual. Remember that Quebec specifies when making an appointment whether the vaccine offered at a vaccination clinic is that of AstraZeneca, in order to allow Quebecers to make an informed choice.
Despite fears and bad press about the controversial vaccine, public health and governments continue to insist that the benefits of AstraZeneca’s product outweigh the potential risks associated with it.
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