The government will be sending trucks with megaphones — "camion-crieur" — to some Montreal neighbourhoods over the weekend to encourage eligible Montrealers to get COVID-19 vaccine doses, according to a tweet by the minister of health.
Quebec used similar trucks in 2020 to spread the word about COVID-19 testing.
J’accompagne le camion crieur dans #MtlNord avec l’organisme Parole d’exclu(e)s pour inviter les gens à aller se fa… https://t.co/b7CLpxCF67— Paule Robitaille (@Paule Robitaille) 1589645644.0
In his tweet, Christian Dubé said that during the weekend of April 17, over 20,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to eligible Montrealers with or without an appointment.
The province announced earlier this month that eligible Quebecers who want to receive a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can fast-track their appointment.
Dubé said the multilingual megaphone trucks will target specific parts of Montreal, including the West Island and Côte-des-Neiges.
The minister tweeted that the Quebec government is waiting for a decision from public health to lower the eligible age for AstraZeneca vaccine doses.