Residents of the Quebec City region aged 80 to 84 will be able to get vaccinated | Coronavirus

Across the province, people aged 85 and over can make an appointment since 8 a.m. Thursday morning, online or by phone.

Last week the ciussu de la Capitale-Nationale had however affirmed that the vaccination campaign will also be extended to all octogenarians residing in its territory.

However, Thursday morning, several of them failed to register because they were under 85 years old.

We are adjusting with the government, with Services Québec and the Clic Santé website to allow this regional flexibility., she specifies.

Unsuccessful attempts

Thursday morning, a good number of seniors could not make a reservation because they were born between 1936 and 1940. This is the case of Jean Lemelin, an 80-year-old resident of the Sillery area, who was surprised not to be able to register.

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On the phone, they give him the same answer.

Eddy Labrecque, also 80 years old, had a similar experience. After almost two hours of waiting on the phone, he was also told that he could not register since he was under 85 years old.

I was disappointed. Like many people, I couldn’t wait to register to be vaccinated someday.

Eddy Labrecque

According to Patricia McKinnon, 26 telephone operators take care of answering calls from the Capitale-Nationale region. When there is an overflow, calls are transferred to operators in other regions, who are not necessarily aware of the regional specificity.

The director of immunization encourages those who have not been able to get an appointment to call and avoid using Clic Santé, while waiting for the adjustments to be made. A total of 30,000 appointments are available and there is no deadline to register.years and over from the Capitale-Nationale have had their date “,” text “:” It is open until all the people of 80 years and over of the Capitale-Nationale have had their appointment “} } “lang =” fr “>It’s open until everyone 80 and over from the Capitale-Nationale has had their appointment., she assures.

She adds that seniors 85 and over will be able to get vaccinated earlier, while those born between 1936 and 1940 will get an appointment in late March or early April.

Vaccination will begin on March 11 in the Capitale-Nationale region. At the time of this writing, 10,000 appointments had already been made in the region and the first 6 days were full.

It is possible to make an appointment to be vaccinated on the Clic Santé website.

Photo: Jérémie Bergeron

Other technical issues

Other technical issues also arose on Thursday morning. To register online, you must first provide the postal code of the person receiving the vaccine. However, several residents of the Capitale-Nationale region have expressed the impossibility of registering with their postal code.

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According to the coordinator of screening and scheduling appointments in Chaudière-Appalaches, Louise-Andrée Poulin, a failure of the telephone reservation network caused a slowdown in the morning. However, the problem has since subsided.

Ms. Poulin is also delighted to see that registrations are pouring in so early. It fills up really fast anyway, because they can also register online.

In just a few hours, more than 70,000 elderly people have reserved their places, according to the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé. In the Quebec City region, nearly 10,000 people obtained an appointment in the Capitale-Nationale and 4,745 places were reserved in Chaudière-Appalaches at the end of the day on Thursday.

In addition, the most recent public health report reports 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the Capitale-Nationale region and only 6 in Chaudière-Appalaches.

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