All Quebecers 18 and above will be able to book for the COVID-19 vaccine by 14th May. The announcement has been made as the province begins rolling out its mass vaccination campaign. The Clic Sante website has already designated the days’ various age groups will book for their appointment.
Quebec health minister Christian Dube announced at the Thursday press conference, noting that the province is beginning to get sunny. He also said that Quebec expects a large shipment of 2 517, 080 doses in the coming weeks.
Public health Horacio Arruda jubilantly noted that what seems like a faraway hope at the beginning of the pandemic is now a dream come true. However, the AstraZeneca vaccine will only be available for those aged 45 and above.
On Thursday, Quebec announced that it had inoculated 3 million doses, about 35 percent of the population. However, only 76 399 people have received two doses. Quebec still hopes that all eligible Quebecers will be able to get their first shot by 24th June.
As the mass vaccination rollout heat up in the province, Dube indicated that removing provincial lockdown would be premature.
“I think it’s a little premature to be finalizing that now because look at what is happening in the Lower St. Lawrence region. We still have situations of variants and that can sometimes affect our plans. So, for me, it’s quite clear that those variants and that can sometimes affect our plans.”
However, curfew in Montreal and Laval will relax starting on 3rd May. Schools will also reopen in some parts of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.