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

Quebec has begun providing a fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to residents of long-term care houses and personal seniors residences.

The Well being Division says it launched the brand new vaccine marketing campaign for at-risk folks as a result of it expects infections to rise within the fall after faculties reopen.

It says the advisable interval between booster doses is a minimum of 5 months.

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Public well being director Dr. Luc Boileau has mentioned the federal government can be intensifying its message round vaccination within the coming weeks, because the well being system prepares for an additional COVID-19 wave. He has additionally mentioned Quebecers ought to proceed sporting masks in crowded locations and on the onset of COVID-19 signs.

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

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The Well being Division mentioned there have been 1,993 folks in hospital with the illness, together with 55 folks in intensive care, a drop of two.

The division mentioned there have been 3,457 health-care employees off the job due to COVID-19.

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