By Michael Boriero
The Chaudronnée de l’Estrie will be running a mobile vaccination clinic in the coming weeks to provide Sherbrooke’s homeless and vulnerable population with an opportunity to join the fight against COVID-19 by getting either their first or second dose.
“We planned it with public health, the bus that administers vaccinations will be here on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […] There will even be an opportunity to laminate their VaxiCode, so they can keep it with them,” said François Lemieux, a coordinator at Chaudronnée.
He told The Record that the local soup kitchen owns a lamination machine. The staff decided to put it to good use for the people most in need of help. This is the first time public health sends a mobile clinic to the Chaudronnée, but they’ve popped up in other locations.
There was a mobile clinic outside the Partage Saint-François, Sherbrooke’s homeless shelter, earlier this year, as well as the Centre de jour Ma Cabane, a day centre located in the downtown core, and they have been received well by the population.
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