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Quebec Had A Big Surge In Vaccine Appointments On The Day Of The Passport Announcement

The passport will allow vaccinated residents to access some non-essential services.

Quebec Vaccine Appointments Surge After Vaccine Passport News

Quebecers are apparently flocking to get vaccinated following Premier François Legault's announcement that Quebec would introduce a vaccine passport for non-essential activities.

In a tweet, Health Minister Christian Dubé said 11,519 residents signed up for an appointment to get the first dose of a vaccine on Thursday — the same day the premier said a vaccine passport system was coming.

Dubé said this was double the number of people who signed up for an appointment in preceding days.

"With the vaccine passport and the 4th wave, those who have made the effort to get vaccinated should not be left out of activities," the minister wrote on Twitter.

"It is up to the latecomers to comply."

Details about the vaccine passport are forthcoming, but the government has said it would allow people with two vaccine doses to access spaces like restaurants, bars, and gyms and events like sports matches and festivals.