Coronavirus: Quebec to provide second dose of COVID-19 vaccine within 90 days of first dose | FULL
CA, 15 Jan 2021
Quebec's health minister Christian Dubé on Thursday the province plans to give the second dose of the novel coronavirus vaccine within a maximum of three months for patients who have already received their first dose.
Roughly 8,000 people received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday bringing the total number to 115,000 people who have received the first dose.
Dubé says the province’s strategy is “clear” and that the government wants to vaccinate “as many vulnerable people as possible” as the health crisis brings an uptick in hospitalizations and deaths.
The province reported 2,132 new cases and 64 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic Thursday.
Health authorities say 15 of those deaths occurred within the past 24 hours, while the others were retroactively added to the total. However, a death previously attributed to COVID-19 has been withdrawn from the tally.
The crisis has claimed the lives of 8,878 Quebecers since last March. The caseload has reached 236,827, while recoveries have topped 204,000.
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