From next week, 975 new doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 can be given at five vaccination centers on the island of Montreal. Since Pfizer-Biotech’s vaccine must be stored in high-performance refrigerators at very low temperatures, they cannot be moved. Therefore it is more difficult to vaccinate those living in CHSLDs.
This week, the vaccination began in Montreal at the Maimonides Geriatric Hospital Center. “The exercise is going very well,” said Sonia Belanger, CEO of CIUSSS du Center-sud-de-l-de-Montreal.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Montreal’s public health officials explained that from next week, five vaccination sites will be operating at CHSLD Mary-Rolette, at the CHSLD Notre-Dame-de-La-Mercy at the Maimonides Center. At Saint-Anne Hospital and CHSLD at Saint-Henry. The Montreal Network begins by vaccinating priority groups: people living in these CHSLDs and their staff.
Selected vaccination sites are one of the largest CHSLDs in the respective territories. They were also near the residences of several private seniors. The choice of vaccine sites is important, explainedTo me Belanger, because the vaccine cannot be moved. But the two are no more fragile residents.
It was clear that we could not displace residents living in CHSLDs.
Sonia Belanger, CEO of CIUSSS du Center-Sud-de-El-de-Montreal
Residents of the five CHSLDs targeted as vaccination sites will be vaccinated first. “Subsequently, we would like to express our concern to the employees of these CHSLDs. [résidences privées pour aînés] Of the terrain, M explainsTo me Belanger. There is a whole lot of logistics to keep. According to her, the situation is improving as the number of doses received in the first months of 2021 is expected to increase.