Booster doses available for 70 and over

Also, for residents who received the AstraZeneca or Covishield vaccine

Starting now, seniors aged 70 and over who live at home can book an appointment to get a COVID-19 booster shot at the various vaccination sites in the region. Individuals who received two doses of the AstraZeneca or Covishield vaccine can also get a booster short starting November 25. Individuals that received AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine for their first and second dose are recommended to receive an mRNA vaccine for their third or booster dose unless contraindicated. A booster dose of a viral vector vaccine should only be considered when an mRNA vaccine is contraindicated or inaccessible. People who experienced a severe immediate allergic reaction after a first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can safely receive future doses of the same or another mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after consulting with an allergist/immunologist or another appropriate physician.

An interval of at least six months must have elapsed since the last vaccine dose. “Our vaccination sites are ready to serve targeted individuals who wish to receive a booster shot. Several time windows are available to accommodate the public at the times that suit them best », said the President and Executive Director of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) des Laurentides, Mme Rosemonde Landry.

To book an appointment online residents must visit Québec.ca/vaccinCOVID or use the NotifVAX mobile app. Persons lacking internet access or who have difficulty using it can call 1-877-644-4545 to obtain support. If necessary, family and friends are encouraged to help seniors make an appointment online. A free shuttle service is also available in the region for persons with reduced mobility who need to be accompanied or who lack transportation by calling 1-866-495-5833.