Montrealers aged 60 and up can now sign up, either online or by telephone, to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

This news is confirmed on the Clic Santé website.

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The city's regional director of public health, Dr. Mylène Drouin, also made sure to announce the news early Monday morning, letting the population know that the minimum age to book is now 60.

As for the rest of the province, vaccination appointments continue to be reserved for people aged 65 and up.

CIUSSS networks have opened multiple vaccination sites across the city, and eligible Montrealers can now get their doses at 350 pharmacies in the area, as a means to "intensify" the vaccination campaign.

Where can eligible Montrealers get their first COVID-19 vaccination dose?

Starting March 22, hundreds of pharmacies in the city, including certain Jean Coutu and Pharmaprix locations, become "vaccination hubs" for eligible Montrealers.

This is expected to help speed up the process of having all Quebecers who want to be vaccinated get their first dose by June 24, as Premier Legault has estimated.

Besides pharmacies, CIUSSS networks have created at least 12 vaccination sites in the city thus far, which you can book an appointment on the Clic Santé website to get an appointment at.

If I'm not 60 or over, when will it be my turn to get my first vaccination dose?

According to the federal government's website, "The proposed order of priority of groups for vaccination is as follows:

  1. Vulnerable people and people with a significant loss of autonomy who live in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) or in intermediate and family-type resources (RI‑RTFs);
  2. Workers in the health and social services network who have contact with users;
  3. Autonomous or semi-autonomous people who live in private seniors' homes (RPAs) or in certain closed residential facilities for older adults;
  4. Isolated and remote communities;
  5. People 80 years of age or older;
  6. People 70 to 79 years of age;
  7. People 60 to 69 years of age;
  8. Adults under 60 years of age who have a chronic disease or health problem that increases the risk of complications of COVID‑19;
  9. Adults under 60 years of age who do not have a chronic disease or health problem that increases the risk of complications, but who provide essential services and have contact with users;
  10. The rest of the adult population."