The army backs up in two vaccination clinics in Chaudière-Appalaches

The army in reinforcement in two vaccination clinics of Chaudi & egrave; re-Appalaches

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Members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be deployed to the clinics in Saint-Georges and Thetford Mines on Saturday to lend a hand to the vaccination effort in Chaudière-Appalaches.

The CISSS confirmed on Friday that around twenty soldiers will be mobilized in the region from this weekend, at its request. The Saint-Georges and Thetford Mines vaccination centers will each accommodate around ten members of the armed forces.

However, these soldiers will not act as vaccinators, but rather as logistical support on the spot.

“[They] will support the teams in place as service assistants and administrative agents to welcome people coming to be vaccinated, to clean and disinfect certain areas, to validate the identity of people, to support those with reduced mobility and to ensure fluidity in the vaccination process ”, specifies the management of the CISSS of Chaudière-Appalaches by way of press release.

Recruitment challenge

This deployment comes from a “request for reinforcements” from the CISSS in these two territories. “The difficulty of recruiting staff” & nbsp; and “the need to increase the vaccination capacity” explain this decision.

“The vaccination campaign, 3rd dose, is progressing very well in Chaudière-Appalaches, the pace is sustained and it will be accelerated thanks to the contribution of its soldiers in Beauce and in the Appalachians ”, explains Sébastien Pouliot, coordinator of the vaccination sites of the Directorate of vaccination and screening.

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