Quebec Standard

Thursday, January 27, 2022

COVID-19 updates in Quebec; Government reduces restrictions keeping in mind upcoming holidays

A maximum of 20 fully immunised people can gather for a party as of 23 December

​​Booster vaccinations for healthcare employees are now accessible, and the government has eased the requirements for holiday celebrations. As of Dec. 23, a maximum of 20 fully immunised people can gather for a party.

On Wednesday, Quebec announced 1,367 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. There are already 458,426 confirmed cases and 11,596 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. There are 242 persons in the hospital, with 59 in critical care.

COVID-19 vaccination dosages have been provided 13,828,450 times in the province, with 28,496 dosages given in the last 24 hours. Eighty-seven percent of the province’s eligible population aged above five has received one dose of vaccination, and eighty-one percent has received two doses. Healthcare employees in Quebec can finally get their booster vaccinations, according to the Quebec government.

A news conference was conducted Tuesday with Health Minister Christian Dubé, Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda, and Daniel Paré, director of the Quebec immunization programme, to disclose the specifics.

Booster doses are now only offered in Quebec to those over the age of 70, those with weak immune systems, and have received two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination.

Individuals aged 60 and above, on the other hand, would have to wait until the start of January to obtain theirs. The cause of delay, according to Dube, is that the province only has adequate staff to provide immunizations to elders, young children, and individuals who are already due for boosters.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) of Canada strongly advises that all Canadians aged 50 and over receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Source: CBC News

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