With hospitalizations in Quebec once again on the rise, health officials encourage booster shots – CBC

Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster will be available Oct. 17, says Quebec health minister

Oct 12, 2022

For the first time in months, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé appeared at a COVID-19 news conference, signalling health officials are concerned about a rise in hospitalizations.

The number of hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 in Quebec has risen above 2,000 for the first time since mid-August. While Dubé encouraged more people to get booster shots, he also sought to reassure Quebecers about the pandemic situation in the province.

He said more than 100,000 people per week have received a booster shot since Aug. 15 and that the number of people in hospital with the virus remains lower than the previous wave of cases over the summer.

Dubé also said the new Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster will be available in the coming days in Quebec. The booster is considered safe for the 18-to-29 age group, according to the Health Ministry.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/with-hospitalizations-in-quebec-once-again-on-the-rise-health-officials-encourage-booster-shots-1.6614057

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