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Quebec is lagging behind in administering the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About 10% of the population is triple vaccinated, while in other provinces, the percentage is higher.
Currently, Quebec is administering 300,000 doses per week and the Legault government wants to double this figure in January, in particular by increasing the number of vaccinators.
While waiting to receive a third dose, experts reiterate the importance of respecting health measures to, among other things, reduce the spread.
“By the simple fact that it is so transmissible, well, this is the point which could be important which causes us more problems at the beginning of the year and it is for this reason that we ourselves collectively, we can act and help to better contain the transmission of this virus “, explains the professor of the Department of Biological Sciences at UQAM Benoit Barbeau.
” For many diseases, we have three doses . So, this is not anything unusual at all. In fact, it probably should have been thought of like that from the start, ”says microbiologist and infectious disease specialist Cécile Tremblay.
In addition, the federal government is reassuring about the number of vaccines in stock. Millions of doses are available.