In an April 15 tweet, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said COVID-19 vaccination in Montreal isn't going as smoothly as the city would like.\nThe mayor tweeted that there are many vaccine appointments still available in the city, and walk-ins have almost no wait, meaning many Montrealers aren't lining up for their first dose. \nEditor's Choice: Ontario Is Setting Up Checkpoints At Quebec Borders To Limit Interprovincial Travel\n\nLa vaccination ne roule pas comme on le souhaiterait à Montréal. Il y a plusieurs rendez-vous disponibles, et il n'y a presque pas d'attente pour la vaccination sans rendez-vous. Si vous êtes éligible, allez-vous faire vacciner dès maintenant. #polmtl https://t.co/3pUq09qlUq— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) April 15, 2021\n\n"If you are eligible, go get vaccinated now," Plante tweeted.\nQuebec's minister of health, Christian Dubé, echoed Plante's sentiments in a tweet on April 16, reminding people that the AstraZeneca vaccine is "a way for people over 55 to speed up their vaccination."\nHe said that over the weekend of April 17, more than 20,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses would be available for eligible Montrealers — with or without appointments.