October 16, 2021

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People with disabilities in residential settings are vaccinated in April

People with disabilities in residential settings are vaccinated in April

The Ministry of Health and Social Services announced on Wednesday that people living with disabilities living in many living and home environments will be vaccinated by April.

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Quebec cites the vulnerability of these clients to be vaccinated directly at the residences of people diagnosed with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder or physical disability.

The measure sought by organizations to protect the rights of persons with disabilities affects people with disabilities living in intermediate or family-type resources (RI-RTF), sustainable assistance resources (RAC) and accommodation. In the health and social services network.

“Therefore these people are not required to make an appointment,” it said.

The ministry said the decision affected about 13,000 people in the province. In addition, workers and employers of these living and home environments are also vaccinated.

Legalt urged the government to compile a list of priorities for families with children with disabilities to return to normal life as soon as possible.

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