People in Montreal aged 70 and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccines

Mar 1 2021, 8:57 am

As of March 1, registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is available for those aged 70 and older in Montreal.

Though in many parts of Quebec, vaccinations are reserved for those aged 85 and up, Clic Santé, the online portal where individuals can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments, has been updated to accept bookings in Montreal, Laval, and Côte-Nord regions.

Appointments for vaccines can still only be booked by those over 85 in the Montérégie region, which covers Montreal’s South Shore and neighbouring suburban areas.

However, throughout the province, those over 70 years old who are accompanying a loved one to their appointment can get vaccinated at the same time if they “provide support to their loved one who is over 85 years of age 3 or more days a week.”

In order to make an appointment, individuals have to use the Clic Santé portal and choose a time and date based on their postal code. Though a medical card isn’t mandatory to go through the registration process, each person has to enter their name, phone number, and birth date.

The Quebec government has also set up hotlines to assist those who are having issues making their appointments online.

Following the priority order, the immunization program will be inoculating individuals over 60 and those under 60 who are at a higher health risk or who provide essential services before vaccinating the rest of the adult population.

Over 430,000 people, or just over 4% of the province, have been vaccinated so far. An average of over 12,000 people are now vaccinated every day.

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