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The Moderna Vaccine Has Arrived In Quebec & Officials Plan To 'Accelerate' Vaccinations

Health Minister Dubé made the announcement on Twitter.
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The Moderna Vaccine Has Arrived In Quebec & Officials Plan To 'Accelerate' Vaccinations

In a Wednesday tweet, Health Minister Christian Dubé announced that the first doses of the Moderna vaccine had arrived in Quebec.

This first batch of 32,500 doses, he said, would allow officials to "accelerate the pace" of vaccinations in the province. 

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"We will start administering them next week."

He added that the province's vaccination "teams are gaining momentum."

Quebec received its first doses of the Pfizer vaccine in mid-December and has begun administering them to CHSLD residents.

According to a plan released on December 7, the government is prioritizing long-term care centre residents and health workers, followed eventually by isolated communities, people over 80, 70, and 60 in that order.

Next in line are people under 60 with preexisting health conditions, other essential workers and, finally, the general population. 

The province aims to vaccinate 650,000 people by April 2021, or about 7.6% of the population.

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