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Over 72,000 Quebecers Booked COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments In Just 4 Hours

Online booking became available on Thursday.

Quebec's elderly can finally start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointments — and spots are going fast, according to Christian Dubé, minister of health.

The minister said that as of noon on February 25 — the same day online booking became available on Clic Santé — over 72,000 Quebecers had already booked vaccine appointments.

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Premier François Legault announced on February 23 that the province would begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to those born in 1936 or earlier.

In January, the province said it would delay administering the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines by up to 90 days, rather than the recommended 28, due to a vaccine shortage — a move that resulted in petitions and threats of legal action.

However, Dubé confirmed that Quebecers who already received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine would be receiving a second dose this March. 

"I confirm that we will be giving the second dose no later than March 15, as planned," he said. 

Dubé said Quebec would be receiving 300,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine in March, totalling 700,000 COVID-19 vaccines between Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Vaccinations outside of Greater Montreal for those aged 85 and over begin the week of March 8. 

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

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