A call that began Saturday afternoon to encourage Montreallers 55 and older to be vaccinated was heard, with the population responding to receive a dose at the Palais des Congress on Sunday and at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
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More than 1,300 vaccines were administered at the Palais des Congress, including 870 doses of estrogen, according to a spokesman for the Centre’s Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (CIUSSS). Sud-de-El-de-Montreal, Alexandra Kelso Gravel.
“We were very satisfied with the day,” she said.
A similar phenomenon was observed at the Olympic Stadium, with 393 people showing up without an appointment between 8am and 1pm to receive an estrogen dose, said Catherine Dion, communication consultant at the Integrated University Health Center and Social Services (CUSS). East-of-the-island-of-Montreal. She was unable to give more up-to-date statistics at the end of the day.
Coupons have also stopped being distributed in the stadium from 1pm, which means there is very little waiting to receive the afternoon vaccine. On the QMI agency site, at the Palais des Congress and at the Olympic Stadium, it was noticed that there was no queue for vaccinations in the afternoon.
After all, the high traffic observed on Sunday was in stark contrast to some of the activities observed on Saturday, especially at the Palais des Congress, where some Montreallers came to the walk-in clinic with little to no employees.
CIUSSS du Center-sud-de-l-de-Montreal attributed the lack of excitement to the exceptionally bright weather for April 10.
Montreals 55 and older are available until Sunday evening to receive the estrogen vaccine without an appointment. They also have the opportunity to reserve a time slot for vaccinations from Monday on the Click-Sante platform.To me Dion.