Quebec kicks off new COVID-19 vaccination campaign, starting with long-term care homes – CBC

by tmnationtalk on August 16, 202290 Views

Recommended interval between booster doses is 5 months, Quebec public health director says

Aug 15, 2022

On Monday, Quebec started offering fifth doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents of long-term care homes and private seniors’ residences.

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