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Laurentides region of Québec reaches 505,626 COVID-19 vaccinations, Argenteuil cases remain near zero

As of Monday, June 21, the Québec department of health and social services reported that 505,626 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across the Laurentides territory. Across Québec, 7,404,597 vaccine doses had been administered as of Monday to residents, including people who were vaccinated outside Québec.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available to all adults aged 18 and greater in Québec.

Vaccinations are also available to adolescents aged 12 to 17, and to essential workers or individuals with chronic health conditions aged 16 and higher.

Québec residents may now re-book their second vaccine dose to a date sooner than originally scheduled. Age 30 and older are already eligible. The follow schedule shows which dates people may begin to reschedule:

  • June 22: 25 years old and over
  • June 23: 18 years old and over

Vaccinations MUST be made by appointment and can be scheduled by going to QUÉBEC.CA/VACCINCOVID or by calling 1-866-495-5833.

Québec residents interested in receiving their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may go designated walk-in vaccination site, according to locations and time slots identified at www.santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca.

Restrictions

The Laurentides region is a yellow zone. The following changes have taken effect:

At outdoor terraces at bars:

o yellow level (from June 14): occupants of two residences per table.

Supervised sports and recreation allowed outside in groups of 25 people:

o orange level (until June 13 inclusive): contactless practice.

o yellow level (from June 14): practical with brief contacts.

Argenteuil situation

The number of active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Monday, June 21 remained below five. The CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority does not list the exact number of cases if there are less than five across a regional municipality.

As of Monday, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil remained at 24.

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, there was a total of 59 active cases of COVID-19 as of June 18.

Schools and long-term care facilities

As of June 21, there were no cases of COVID-19 in CHSLD long-term care facilities across the MRC d’Argenteuil.

COVID-19 was present in the school community at Seminaire du Sacré-coeur in Pointe-au-chêne as of Monday.

Québec statistics

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 1,299 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Monday, June 21. There were 90 new cases across Québec on Monday.

There were 168 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Monday, and 39 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 11,191 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of June 21. The number of deaths had not increased since June 17.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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