The call for a new massive vaccination campaign launched by Prime Minister François Legault on Tuesday seems to have been heard by the Quebec people.
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Health Minister Christian Dubé said on Twitter this morning that almost 80,000 appointments had already been made, most of them by people aged 60 and over.
Quebecers have answered our call: since the vaccination campaign was announced on Tuesday, almost 80,000 appointments have been made, most of them over the age of 60.
There are still appointments available ➡️ quebec.ça/vaccinCOVID pic.twitter.com/KAJrXPX2AE
— Christian Dubé (@cdube_sante) August 18, 2022
After being closed for several weeks, many vaccination centers across the province have reopened to meet demand.
This means that people aged 75 and over can now receive their fourth dose. People aged 60 and over and vulnerable adults will follow on August 22, while the campaign will be extended to people aged 18 and over on August 29.
The vaccination campaign will make it possible to vaccinate up to 300,000 Quebecers per week, according to Health Minister Christian Dubé, a number that can be adjusted according to needs.