The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in CHSLDs in Gaspésie and the Islands will end a week rather than planned, on January 24.
The region’s director of public health confirms that by then residents in long-term care facilities and healthcare workers in these establishments will have received a first dose of the vaccine.
Dr Yv Bonnier-Viger explains that the initial strategy was for the operation to end at the end of January. However, the government sent 700 additional doses of Moderna’s vaccine to Gaspé to speed up inoculation in Baie-des-Chaleurs:
The director of public health specifies that the vaccination has been completed in Haute-Gaspésie and the teams are this week in the Rocher-Percé sector.
Subsequently, it will be the CHSLD of Bishop Ross that will be visited while nearly 1000 vaccines will be shipped next week in the Côte-de-Gaspé.
Yv Bonnier-Viger confirms that a single dose of the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna will be given to the population of the region instead of 2, within 21 days, as the pharmaceuticals suggested.
According to him, it is established that the rate of immunity provided by vaccines is longer than expected with a single injection.
The latest figures obtained this week from Public Health specified that 2.9% of the population of the Gaspé and the Islands had been vaccinated against COVID-19 until now.