About 40% of paramedics in the Capitale-Nationale will finally be vaccinated after seeing their appointments canceled earlier this week.
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Regional Public Health made this decision after a “complete review” of the admission criteria for healthcare workers.
Vaccination of paramedics resumed Thursday at the end of the day and will continue over the next few days in Quebec.
“It’s a half-victory because there are still 60% of our workers who will still not be vaccinated, but we are happy with the reassessment that was made by the CIUSSS”, confides Frédéric Maheux, president of the union. .
The CIUSSS explains that 250 paramedics will be able to receive a first dose. The selection was made on precise criteria. “Prioritization was carried out according to age and work area,” explains Annie Ouellet, spokesperson for the CIUSSS.
The establishment is also continuing to vaccinate other health workers in the “second priority group”. The 4800 doses received this week will continue to be sold over the next few days.
“It will vaccinate Saturday and Sunday at ExpoCité”, specifies Mme Ouellet, adding that vaccination in an intermediate resource could begin next week.
As of Friday, 20,307 people had been vaccinated in the Capitale-Nationale.
On the South Shore, the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches announced Friday the opening of four vaccination centers on its territory, either at the hotel L’Oiselière Montmagny, at the Georgeville in Saint-Georges, at La cache du Domaine de Thetford and at the Lévis Convention and Exhibition Center. However, these clinics will not open their doors immediately, warns the CISSS.
“It won’t open for a few weeks and then it will be exclusively by appointment. We have to make the remaining priority groups before vaccinating the general population, ”says Mireille Gaudreau, spokesperson for the CISSS.
A total of 10,279 doses of the vaccine have so far been distributed in Chaudière-Appalaches, according to provincial government data.
Stable balance sheet
As for Friday’s toll, despite a slight increase in new infections, the Capitale-Nationale region remained below 100 daily cases for the fourth time in five days.
90 new cases have been added to the results of the Quebec region. A total of 12 deaths are also added to the data, for a total of 864 since the start of the crisis.
On the South Shore, the Chaudière-Appalaches region is also experiencing a slight increase in new cases, with 76 tests declared positive on Friday.
In terms of deaths, three unfortunately add up to the regional toll, for a total of 232.