Quebec preps new COVID-19 vaccination campaign for long-term care, private seniors’ homes – CBC

Vaccination teams will begin administering doses as of Aug. 15

Aug 04, 2022

The province is getting ready to launch a new vaccination campaign for Quebec’s most vulnerable populations, including people who live in long-term care homes and private seniors’ residences.

As of Aug. 15, teams will begin setting up in those homes to administer an additional vaccine dose, Quebec’s public health director announced during a news conference Thursday. Unlike other Quebecers, residents in those homes won’t need to call or log on to schedule an appointment.

The vaccination campaign will also include Quebecers over 60 — starting with those who are 80 and older — who do not live in those facilities, as well as health-care workers.

The province is recommending booster shots to anyone whose last dose was more than five months ago.

The public health director was asked about the timing of the vaccination campaign, given reports that vaccines that specifically target Omicron subvariants are on their way.

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