The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) des Laurentides announced that eight vaccination sites against COVID-19 will be deployed in the region to offer the vaccine to the population of the Laurentians.

The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) des Laurentides announced that eight vaccination sites against COVID-19 will be deployed in the region to offer the vaccine to the population of the Laurentians.

The cities in which the sites for the mass vaccination campaign will be: Deux-Montagnes, Lachute, Blainville, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Agathe-desMonts, Rivière-Rouge and Mont- Laurel. The opening of these sites will be done gradually between the week of February 22 and that of March 8, always depending on the availability of vaccine doses.

The sites were determined based on various specific criteria, among others, accessibility, surface area, availability, and parking. Depending on their size, the eight vaccination sites will deliver between 780 and 4000 vaccines per day. It will thus be possible to vaccinate, on a daily basis, nearly 15,000 people for the region Laurentians when the number of doses available allows it. The vaccination process will

be by invitation only and will be done by appointment.

“Our priority is to be ready and to ensure accessibility to the vaccine against COVID-19 to the entire

population of the Laurentians. Currently, we are therefore ensuring that all the logistics are optimal and want the vaccination sites in the Laurentians to be operational within the desired timeframe,” explained Rosemonde Landry, President and CEO of the CISSS.

All the details related to making an appointment as well as the progress of the vaccination campaign will be communicated shortly on the website santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca.

The CISSS des Laurentides makes sure to respect the list of priority groups established by the Ministry of Health and Social Services with regard to the vaccination prioritization sequence.

Simulation of a mass vaccination clinic

In order to practice, the CISSS des Laurentides held, on January 20, a simulation clinic of mass vaccination against COVID-19. Several employees from different sectors of the CISSS were called upon to create the perfect recipe that will allow the best progress of this important vaccination campaign which will last several months. Indeed, the CISSS des Laurentides team has developed and tested different organizational scenarios. Thus, issues of space, personnel and vaccination time were considered.

The CISSS expects to need around 100 employees per site to vaccinate, whether they are vaccinators-injectors, nurses, administrative officers, security guards, etc. All parties Interested are invited to submit their application online on the santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca site.