New predictions that Pfizer vaccine doses to Canada have declined during the first two weeks of July have forced Quebec to refocus its vaccination campaign.
According to a statement released Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Health and Social Services said that additional reservations could not be made or will not be made in the state during the first two weeks of July.
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The Ministry of Health said Quebec will reduce Pfizer’s vaccine dose by 600,000 times during the week of July 5 and July 12.
The statement said that Pfizer’s vaccine appointments already made or advanced in the first two weeks of July will be respected.
However, others who make appointments for a second dose of Pfizer’s vaccine will be offered a time frame towards the second half of this summer, and even towards the end of July or August.
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A decrease in the number of Pfizer vaccines brought in is also expected in some areas in the coming weeks.
A second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory, but is aimed at achieving targeted mass vaccination at the end of summer.
Quebec continues its course to ensure that 75% of Quebecs over the age of 12 are properly vaccinated by 31 August.
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Quebec will coordinate the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine as the number of Pfizer vaccines available in early July will be reduced
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