On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced that the province would be administering COVID-19 booster shots to seniors aged 70 years old upwards staying in long-term care homes (CHSLDs). The appointments for the shots can already be set on specified dates later this month.
The roll-out of booster shots among seniors was publicized on November 9’s press conference by Dubé, who also pointed out that seniors belonging to the said age group should ideally get their jabs six months after their initial two doses.
The Health Minister of Quebec also instructed that appointments for the COVID-19 booster shots may be made via the Clic Santé website. Moreover, seniors 80 and older can schedule their appointments on November 16. Those who are 75 and older can schedule theirs on November 18, and those who are 70 and older on November 23.
Dubé pointed out in Tuesday’s press conference that the administration of booster shots for seniors will not affect the one set for children aged five to 11 in the coming weeks. Notably, the Health Minister also did not specify which COVID-19 vaccine will be used as a booster shot for seniors or the children.