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June 15, 2021 – Provincial government update on the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Second dose of AstraZeneca and Moderna

Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced that people aged 50 and over can now make an appointment on the Clic Santé platform to receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.

Appointments will be made according to the schedule established for each age category. A helpdesk is now available on the Clic Santé platform for people who are having problems booking an appointment.

Québec is expected to receive 1.6 million doses of Moderna vaccine this week, 500,000 more than originally planned.

People who have received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and wish to change to a different vaccine for their second injection can request this at the vaccination clinic.

For all vaccines, there should be an interval of eight weeks or more between the two doses.

Four new regions enter the green zone

The Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions will transition to the green zone on June 21.

Indoor gatherings in private homes and properties will be allowed for a maximum of 10 people from different addresses or for the occupants of three households.

Québec vaccination data

Mr. Dubé reports that more than 700,000 appointments have been made so far for the second dose of the vaccine.

To date, almost seven million doses of vaccine have been administered, including one million second shots.

In addition, 71% of young people aged 12 to 17 have received, or have made an appointment for, a dose of the vaccine.

One in three people in the 18-39 age group has not yet been vaccinated. This represents 170,000 young adults, two-thirds of whom are in Montréal or Laval.

“If you are able to convince a friend, even one in three, to go get vaccinated, that’s what needs to be done in the next few weeks.” Mr. Dubé said.

Proof of vaccination

On June 16, citizens will be able to visit a Web portal to download their electronic proof of vaccination.

Following verification of the identification information, the citizen will be invited to download his or her electronic proof of vaccination via a secure link.

Changes to alert levels

Dr. Horacio Arruda, National Director of Public Health, announced that changes regarding gatherings in yellow and green zones will soon be announced.

“Get your second dose of vaccine before the end of the summer,” Dr. Arruda said. “There are going to be announcements of some changes to the colour levels, all taking the epidemiology into account.”