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Megaphone Trucks Will Be Driving Around Montreal This Weekend To Encourage Vaccination

Quebec used similar trucks to spread the word about COVID-19 tests last year.
Megaphone Trucks Will Be Driving Around Montreal This Weekend To Encourage Vaccination

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.

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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.

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