Prime Minister Franకోois Legalt received his third dose of the vaccine in Montreal on Monday and called on citizens to emulate him as hospital admissions for COVID-19 increased in Quebec.
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“This is a very important, third dose. There are people who think it’s unnecessary, but experts have made it very clear: with two doses, the Omicron variant is protected at 30%, with three doses, one goes up to 75%,” the prime minister was reminded by Franయిois Legalt. , A few minutes before his injection.
Keep in mind that Quebecs 60 years and older can now make an appointment to get their booster dose.
Mr. Legalt, 64, who received his second dose on June 21, qualified.
Coalition leader Avenir Quebec traveled to the vaccination site at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal to be vaccinated again.
The Prime Minister also stressed the need to adopt health measures in view of the fact that more and more people are being hospitalized due to coronavirus and holiday season celebrations are in full swing.
“We have to keep going, especially in the coming weeks, when it’s very contagious, there are a lot of people catching the virus, it’s important to be careful,” Mr Legalt said.
Cases have been on the rise in the province since the arrival of the new variant Omicron, which is particularly contagious.
A total of 614 hospital beds are currently occupied in the units dedicated to COVID-19.
Since December 22, 141 new patients have been registered in the province, according to figures released Monday by Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dube on Twitter.
That data has risen over the past two days, with another 45 on Saturday and 44 on Sunday. About 109 Quebeckers are also in intensive care.
“We need to limit contacts,” Christian Dubey reiterated in his tweet.
There were 8,231 new cases and 10 additional deaths in Quebec on Monday. The daily number on Monday was slightly higher than the previous day when 7,874 infections were detected.
– With QMI Agency