The Quebec government begins a vaccination campaign for the second booster dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 in the province’s living environments.
“This new dose of the vaccine aims to ensure that the most vulnerable people are better protected from the consequences of increased infection in Quebec,” Health Minister Christian Dube said in a press release. It is part of the desire to offer additional immunization to these citizens, who are already well protected at previous doses, but who may be at greater risk due to the arrival of the BA.2 variant.
All living environments are affected by this additional vaccination. This includes residential and long-term care centers (CHSLD), medium and family resources (RI-RTF), as well as special housing for seniors (RPA).
Mobile vaccination teams will travel directly to these locations. Therefore no action is required on the part of the concerned persons or their relatives to set an appointment.
People over 80 who live at home and who are immunocompromised will be able to make an appointment at vaccination centers since March 29. Registration is open on the Clic Santé website.
These people will have to observe a period of at least three months since their last dose was given.
Remember that the arrival of the BA.2 variant has caused a new increase in active cases in Quebec. Public Health is closely monitoring the situation, but for now it is calling on every citizen to “take responsibility for protecting others from the virus.” (NP)