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April 29, 2021 – Provincial government update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Here is an update on recent decisions and actions by the Québec government in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccinations for all in the next two weeks  

Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé was pleased to announce that the vaccination campaign in Québec is progressing as planned and that vaccination will soon be open to the general public.

“Today, we have good news, the sun is shining and it’s a big day for Québec,” said Minister Dubé.” Over the last few weeks, we put everything in place to be prepared, and we succeeded.”

The minister stated that 12,000 more people have been assigned to the vaccination campaign in order to speed up the process.

“Over the next two weeks, the entire adult population of Québec will be able to book their vaccination appointment,” said Mr. Dubé.

These are the start dates for the general public to book an appointment on ClicSanté, by age group:

  • Ages 50 to 59: April 30
  • Ages 45 to 49: May 3
  • Ages 40 to 44: May 5
  • Ages 35 to 39: May 7
  • Ages 30 to 34: May 10
  • Ages 25 to 29: May 12
  • Ages 18 to 24: May 14

The government is also planning to add appointment slots in the evening and on weekends to ensure better access to young people and the working population. In addition, young people aged 16 and 17 may be included in a possible vaccination campaign in schools before the start of the next school year. Dr. Horacio Arruda said that he is in discussions with the Ministère de l’Éducation and is looking at various scenarios for the vaccination of teenagers.

“With the massive delivery of vaccines in June, we’ll be able to fulfil our promise to vaccinate the entire population with at least one dose by June 24,” said Mr. Dubé.

To speed up the vaccination pace, two companies will take the initiative to vaccinate their employees and their families. Pharmacies will also be receiving additional doses in order to join in the vaccination effort.

“There’s no more doubt that we’ll reach our goal of June 24,” said Mr. Dubé.