Estrie residents 80 and over can now get vaccinated

Record Staff
Estrie residents 80 and over can now get vaccinated

As of March 2, any residents of the Estrie region 80 years old and over (born in or before 1941) are now invited to make an appointment for vaccination against COVID-19.
According to a press release from the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, the simplest way is to book the appointment online through the website Qué Anyone unable to use the online system can call 1-877-644-4545 for assistance.
Appointments booked now will be for vaccination at the beginning of April, but the health authority said if more doses of the vaccine become available, more slots will be opened up. Updates will be made available on the website
Quebec reported 613 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of people in the province infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 288,353. According to public health, 270,364 people have recovered from the virus.
Six new deaths were reported in the last day, bringing the total to 10,399.
Hospitalizations in the province increased by 11 to 612, and intensive care patients increased by five for a total of 122.
The province has received 537,825 doses of vaccine. So far, 438, 815 have been administered, 6,308 of which were given in the last day.
The Estrie region reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the last day bringing the local total to 11,561.
One new death was reported Monday from la résidence le Brunswick in Richmond, bringing the total number of deaths in the area to 303.
The number of cases of Covid variants in the province remained stable Monday at 137, the majority of those in Montreal (84), and Abitibi-Témiscamingue (40). Only one case of the B.1.1.7 or U.K variant has been reported so far in the Estrie region.
The number of presumptive cases, however, increased by 51 in the last day to 1,134. Presumptive cases are COVID-19 cases under investigation by public health as potentially being a variant, but not yet confirmed.

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