The administration of a fourth dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 has been extended to Quebecars aged 60 and over, but another vaccine campaign is planned for the fall.
The protection provided by the vaccine will begin to decline after five months, said the National Director of Public Health, dR Luke Boyle.
Hence, from tomorrow, people aged 70 and over can make an appointment to receive their fourth dose. Individuals over the age of 60 from Monday, April 11 are eligible. Note that an interval of at least three months is required between the first and second booster dose of the vaccine.
If D is to be trusted, young citizens will have to wait a while to get their sleeves up again.R Jean Langtin, a microbiologist doctor and medical expert in support of the scientific management of the Ministry of Health’s pandemic. “Sure there will be a vaccine campaign, but in the fall,” he slipped. The Quebec Immunization Committee will have to decide who to target through this campaign.
Mask throughout the month of April
DR Luke Boyle confirmed that the obligation to wear a mask in indoor public places will be extended until April 30.
According to him, it is “a possibility” that this health standard is still in force in Quebec. Some jurisdictions in other parts of the country still prefer to wear masks on their territory, up to 6And Wave, he said at a press conference in Quebec.
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“Living with a virus does not mean forgetting it. That means being careful, “said D.R Boyleau. He believes the mask is “not a big obstacle” in the circumstances and he is not afraid of civil disobedience surrounding the instruction management.
Authorities will “re-evaluate” the situation surrounding the mask-wearing by the end of the month.