Quebec rolls out COVID-19 booster shots for seniors in long-term care homes
Quebec has begun offering a fifth dose COVID-19 vaccines for residents of long-term care homes and private residences for seniors.
The Department of Health said it had launched a new vaccine campaign for those at risk as infections are expected to increase in the fall after schools reopen.
It says the recommended interval between booster doses is at least five months.
Public health director Dr Luc Boileau said the government will strengthen its messaging on vaccinations in the coming weeks, as the health system prepares for another wave of COVID-19.
He also said people with Quebe Cancer should continue to wear masks in crowded places and at the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.
Premier François Legault received the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month.
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