The CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority has announced that COVID-19 vaccination can now be offered to residents of residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLD), starting January 7.  The agency has received the first doses of the Moderna vaccine.

A total of 1160 first doses to be strategically administered in 11 selected CHSLD’s across the region.

At the Résidence de Lachute, residents will receive their COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, January 9.  On Tuesday, January 12, residents at the Unités du Pavillon et de La Fontaine in Lachute.

Vaccinations in these places and other facilities will be reserved only to residents.  The prioritization of this group is based on the recommendations of the Québec Immunization Committee and its main objective is the prevention of serious illnesses and deaths.

“With the arrival of the first doses of the Moderna vaccine, we are delighted to be able to expand this week vaccination with our vulnerable clientele in CHSLD’s. This will protect more of our residents, as well as the staff having close contact with them, in order to curb the spread of the virus. In the next few weeks, we hope to be able to vaccinate around 2,530 residents in all of our CHSLDs in the territory,” said CISSS des Laurentides President and CEO Rosemonde Landry.

The CISSS des Laurentides does everything in its power to protect the most vulnerable people, as well as health network personnel as quickly as possible. The vaccination of the most vulnerable and health workers is ongoing, and it will quickly become accessible to other groups. It remains essential and decisive to continue to apply protective measures against infections, even for vaccinated people, until different directives are issued by public health officials.

As of January 7, at 11 a.m., 2,341 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Laurentides.