The CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority is reminding Québec residents that its COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues in the general population, according to priority age groups.  The CISSS des Laurentides jurisdiction includes the MRC d’Argenteuil.

As of Tuesday March 2, people aged 80 and older, (born in 1941 and before) may make an appointment to be vaccinated.

CISSS des Laurentides President and CEO Rosemonde Landry is pleased with how smoothly the process of already allowing people aged 85 or older to make appointments to be vaccinated.

“I am happy to see that the targeted people answered the call and are concerned to protect themselves against the virus,” she said.

Visiting the Qué / vaccinCOVID internet page is the easiest and fastest way to make an appointment and follow the progress of the vaccination campaign by region. For those who do not have Internet access or who have difficulty using it, they may dial 1 877 644-4545 to receive support. If necessary, relatives are encouraged to offer support to the elderly.

People who are not in the priority group being vaccinated in their area should avoid making phone calls, using the website, or showing up at vaccination sites. Each group will be informed of when they can make an appointment at the appropriate time.

“At the CISSS des Laurentides, our teams are ready. At the height of the vaccination campaign, we will be able to immunize up to 14,000 people per day in the region, depending on vaccine delivery. Our wish is to protect the population as quickly as possible, by prioritizing the most vulnerable,” Landry said.

The CISSS des Laurentides has eight vaccination centres across its territory. These are located in the cities of Deux-Montagnes, Lachute, Blainville, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Rivière-Rouge and Mont-Laurier. The opening of these sites is being done gradually, depending on the availability of vaccine doses, but the CISSS des Laurentides estimates that all eight locations will be operational by March 15.

Québec will receive, over the next few months, a sufficient number of doses to provide free of charge to anyone who wishes to obtain it.