Chronic patients: start of vaccination in Montreal

Vaccination of people under the age of 60 with a chronic disease or a health problem that increases the risk of complications from COVID-19 began Monday on the island of Montreal.

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Candidates for vaccination could make an appointment on Clic Santé since Friday to be vaccinated only in the hospital, had specified the Dr Horacio Arruda, at a press conference.

The vaccination will be done under the recommendation of an attending physician and will concern in particular hospitalized people, patients followed in hospitals and people who must receive a dose of vaccine under the supervision of an allergist, said the University Health Center. McGill.

People with cancer or on dialysis for kidney failure and those who have received an organ transplant are included in this priority category.

Quebec thus intends to vaccinate approximately 150,000 people in Montreal, according to the forecasts of the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé.

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