Troops were called in to strengthen vaccination clinics in September-Iles and Bi-Como on the north coast, to be assigned to the logistical support surrounding these clinics.
15 and 20 soldiers were deployed in By-Comou and September-Ils, from By-Comou they came from the Sagune Regiment.
So they give the staff a handout for two weeks. Because they are not health workers, they do not vaccinate patients or perform clinical duties.
Soldiers are assigned specific tasks, such as hygiene and sanitation, reception or being a dormitory at administrative agents.
Assistance was provided by the Canadian Armed Forces to all organizations in the health network following a request from the Quebec government in Ottawa.
This support provides stability for vaccination teams in place. Every day, many members of the vaccination team are declared positive or placed in preventive isolation.
Remember that the president and CEO of the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) in North Shore is a former career soldier.
Prior to assuming office last year, Manon Asseline coordinated the deployment of the Armed Forces in long-term care facilities at the beginning of the epidemic.