At-risk persons have suffered the consequences of the pandemic, in recent months, particularly those with breast cancer.
The Coalition priorité cancer has asked the government to provide all people with the vaccines for influenza and pneumonia this fall.
“If, because of the déconfinement, we saw more traffic in emergency rooms and hospitals there is the fear that they will have to close or slow down services in oncology,” said Eva Villalba Coalition priorité cancer au Québec.
During the containment, the treatments in the hospitals was difficult to obtain. The organization would like to see the government offer adapted treatments.
It cites the example of France, which has offered the possibility of following a chemotherapy infusion at home.
In 2017-2018, 32% of people aged between 18 and 74 years who live with a chronic disease who were vaccinated. In the 75 years and over, it was 75%.