Quebec rolls out COVID-19 booster shots for seniors in long-term care homes – GLOBAL

August 15, 2022

Quebec has begun offering a fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to residents of long-term care homes and private seniors residences.

The Health Department says it launched the new vaccine campaign for at-risk people because it expects infections to rise in the fall after schools reopen.

It says the recommended interval between booster doses is at least five months.

Public health director Dr. Luc Boileau has said the government will be intensifying its message around vaccination in the coming weeks, as the health system prepares for another COVID-19 wave. He has also said Quebecers should continue wearing masks in crowded places and at the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

Meanwhile, Quebec reported three more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Monday and a seven-patient drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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