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COVID-19 vaccination open to Laurentides residents age 60 and higher

As of Thursday, April 8, the Québec department of health and social services is allowing people aged 60 and greater (born in 1961 and before) to make an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Although vaccination takes place by age group, it will still be possible for people who are older than 60 to make an appointment to be vaccinated even if eligibility in their region has been expanded to younger age groups.

“The third wave of the pandemic is affecting us now, which makes it even more relevant to us protect against the COVID-19 virus as soon as possible. Furthermore, I find it important to remember that It may take up to three weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective. It is therefore essential that vaccinated people continue to respect health measures, ” said Caroline Chantal, director of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

Visit Québec.ca/vaccineCOVID to make appointments and to follow the development of vaccination programs by region. For those who do not have access to Internet or who have difficulty using it, you can dial 1 866 495-5833 for assistance.  If necessary, relatives are encouraged to offer support to seniors to help them making an appointment online.

For all the details concerning the doses reserved for the walk-in vaccination of people in 55 to 79 years old, see santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca.

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