Over 1,114,000 doseshave been administered (as of January 11) in the Laurentians since the start of the vaccination campaign and the operation is progressing at a good pace according to Alain Jutras, director responsible for the COVID-19 vaccination file at the CISSS des Laurentides, during a conference call with regional media Tuesday January 18th
“It is important to check on Clic santé , because we are constantly adding appointments)” added Mr. Jutras. So much so that there is, according to him, “possibility of having an appointment in a nearby site and not too late in the calendar”. Other good news, according to Alain Jutras: “We are pampered in the Laurentians, because we recruit vaccination staff every week”.
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One hypothesis that was put forward on Tuesday was this increase in opening hours could perhaps go through the addition of reinforcements in the coming days. It’s still very early to think about that, but, in response to a question, Alain Jutras mentioned the possibility that we could take advantage of a helping hand from the Canadian Armed Forces in the centers of vaccination.
If that were to be the case, it would be in the vaccination centers in the south of the region that this extra help would be given. In fact, Alain Jutras explained that discussions have been going on for some time for the deployment of a contingent for Greater Montreal. If members of the armed forces were to come and lend a hand in the Laurentians, it would be in the vaccination clinics of Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Eustache and Blainville. The possibility of them coming to support the nursing staff must be ruled out. “These are service aids. They have no medical training,” concluded Mr. Jutras.