The Laurentians Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) is informing the population that, starting January 30, walk-in vaccinations will be available at several vaccination sites, for all people aged 5 and over who wish to receive a dose of the vaccine against COVID-19. To find out the schedule, as well as the opening hours of the targeted sites, visit the Vaccination against COVID-19 section of the sitesantelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca.
An interval of eight weeks or more is recommended between a 1st and 2nd dose. To get a booster dose, an interval of three months or more is needed after the last dose. Vaccination without an appointment to receive a 1st dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 remains accessible, at all vaccination sites in the region.
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People with reduced mobility and requiring accompaniment can use our free shuttle service to get to a vaccination site. To access it, simply call 1 866 495-5833
In other news from CISSS des Laurentides, its President- Executive Director Ms. Rosemonde Landry, highlighted the exceptional work carried out by the staff and doctors of her organization during this 5th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in a press release sent to North Shore News.
“The 5th wave is without a doubt the one that had the most impact on our teams, which were greatly strained. Since last December, we have received around 700 people with COVID-19 in our hospital units, not to mention all the care and services that have been deployed on a large scale, whether it be virus tracing, screening services, laboratory, and vaccination”, she explained with great gratitude for her teams who responded to the call to deal with such a crisis.
“It’s a tour de force that has been achieved! The staff mobilized, helped each other, and responded to this great flood of needs. We must not minimize the hard work, the fatigue, the perseverance, and the sacrifices that have been experienced by all these workers. The managers, for their part, made themselves available 7 days a week and got to work providing services. This new wave calls for new efforts with people who have been working in a pandemic situation for almost two years. I would like to salute their exemplary courage and dedication,” said Ms. Landry.
“Obviously, we had to put in place the offloading of certain services to meet the most critical needs in this period of crisis. However, we have maintained many services, including some that cannot afford to wait for treatment, such as urgent surgeries or treatments for people with cancer. The maintenance of these services, in this difficult context, is also an achievement of which I am very proud, and which is greatly due to the employees and doctors who work there so ruthlessly,” continued Ms. Landry.
“Experts indicate that the peak of this 5th pandemic wave has possibly been reached or is about to be. Nevertheless, the next few weeks will continue to be demanding for staff and physicians.
I sincerely hope that the Saint-Laurent community will share my gratitude and appreciation for our dedicated teams. I remind you that the best support we can offer them remains to follow the health measures aimed at reducing the spread of the virus,” she concluded.