Quebec offering telephone help for vaccination proof

By Gordon Lambie
Quebec offering telephone help for vaccination proof

A telephone line is now available for all those having difficulty receiving or downloading their proof of vaccination. Anyone who has been vaccinated in Quebec and has not yet received an official proof of vaccination is invited to call 1-877-644-4545 and select the ‘preuve de vaccination’ option for support. The service is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. People can also file a request themselves online at, although this option is not currently available to people under the age of 14.
The province of Quebec reported 67 new cases of COVID, bringing the total number of people infected to 375,262 and the number of active cases in the province to 705. There were no new deaths reported, keeping the total at 11,218, and the number of hospitalizations and people in intensive care also remained unchanged, at 102 and 27, respectively.
Seven new cases were reported in the Eastern townships on Tuesday, five in the Haute-Yamaska region and two in Des Sources. As a result the number of active cases in the region jumped back up to 19, 11 of which were in the Haute-Yamaska. The number of deaths and hospitalizations in the region remained unchanged from the previous day.
As of Monday, July 5, the number of people who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the Eastern Townships had reached 352,884, or 69.5 per cent of the population. Of that group, 167,141, or 32.9 per cent have also received a second dose. Looked at across age groups, only the age categories under 40 are still below the 75 per cent minimum target for a first dose, with 12-17-year-olds being the next closest, at 69.9 per cent, followed by 30-39-year-olds at 64.3 per cent, and 18-29-year-olds at 62.7 per cent. The Des Sources and Haut-Saint-François sub-regions remain the areas with the lowest rates of first-dose coverage while the Memphrémagog area continues to lead overall.
When it comes to second doses, 77.3 per cent of people 70 or older in the region are now fully vaccinated, followed by 59. 8 per cent of those 60-69, and 40.4 per cent of those 50-59. All other age categories remain below 25 per cent.
Across the province a total of 8,857,927 vaccine doses had been administered in Quebec as of Tuesday morning which, combined with 24,794 doses administered outside Quebec results in a cumulative total of 8,882,721 doses received by Quebecers. This accounts for a first dose in 71.5 per cent of the population as a whole and 81.8 per cent of the population 12 and up, as well as adequate vaccination in 34.9 per cent of the population.

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