Health Officials Hope That Mobile Clinic Will Help Raise Parc-Ex’s Immunization Rate

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Quebec might close some of its immunization centers, but Parc-Extension, which has some of the lowest immunization rates is having its vaccination campaign bolstered by a mobile clinic.

The clinic is based in Du Parc, close to public transit, and health officials hope that this kind of convenience will help get more people immunized.

So far, things are looking up for the mobile campaign as 800 persons have been immunized so far, with others coming to the clinic as walk-ins.

Still, health officials in the area can’t figure out why may in the area have been reluctant to be immunized. Currently, only52 percent of all residents of Parc-Ex have received both jabs, compared to about 75 percent in the neighboring area of Mount Royal.

Nehal Islam, the co-founder of We Can Vax group, was part of the team that helped do outreach in Parc-Ex through flyers written in both Punjab and English.

The immunization center will remain operational through to January next year.

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