Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccination centres open across province

Quebec's COVID-19 vaccination centres open

With Montreal being the hardest hit with COVID-19 cases, it will have the most vaccination centres to distribute the vaccine for COVID-19. Montreal will start off with five vaccination centres. The Laurentians and Montérégie areas will house a vaccination centres as well. Quebec city will house two vaccination centres.

“There will eventually be enough COVID-19 vaccines for everybody in Quebec,” said Public health director Dr. Horacio Arruda. “However the distribution can only go so fast and must be based on the doses quantity of available doses.”

The first to receive the vaccines are the CHSLD Saint-Antoine in Quebec city and the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc.

There has been already 3,070 people in the province of Quebec who have been vaccinated with the first dose and a two part dose system.

The first vaccine administered in Canada was to Gisèle Lévesque, 89 years-old from Saint-Antoine.

Have there been side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine?

“There has been a small number of side effects such as aches and pains,” said a spokesperson for the Quebec City health authority.

Who will receive the COVID-19 vaccine first?

The first who will receive the COVID-19 vaccine are health workers and people living in long-term care homes. Caregivers over the age of 70 years old who visit a CHSLD resident at least three times per week have now been upgraded to the top of the list to receive the vaccine.

Canada is on track to receive a total of 4 million doses from Pfizer-BioNTech by the first three months of 2021.

By the end of January Health Canada says there should be a total of 375,000 Canadians vaccinated by the two-dose Pfizer shot.

When will all Canadians be vaccinated for COVID-19?

As long as the shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine keep coming as planned Health Canada estimates that all Canadians should be vaccinated by the end of September 21, 2021.

How many Quebecers have died from COVID-19?

To date a total of 7,736 Quebecers have lost their lives to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic early this year.

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