Vaccination against COVID-19: the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale increases the pace

Vaccination against COVID-19: the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale increases the pace

While the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 increases at CHSLD Saint-Antoine, the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale is planning to receive new doses expected next week.

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This establishment is, as we know, the host of a pilot project which continues until Saturday.

For the moment, 2,800 doses received with great fanfare at the start of the week have elapsed, which has made it possible to vaccinate the very first person in Canada, Gisèle Lévesque, 89 years old.

This is “very well” and has not felt any adverse effects, said Tuesday, Patricia McKinnon, regional coordinator of civil security.

Vaccination against COVID-19: the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale increases the pace

Photo Dominique Lelièvre

Health workers from the Capitale-Nationale flocked to the CHSLD Saint-Antoine on Tuesday to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Many were relieved to begin the immunization process. “It’s very well organized and it doesn’t hurt to get stung. (…) It’s 20 minutes all in all, ”reported Francine Potvin, 60, a nurse who works at the Donnacona accommodation center.

Up to now, all the doses that have been thawed have been able to be administered; so there was no loss, which bodes well, she added.

For his patients

On Monday, 145 people received the substance, even in the care units of the accommodation center.

Tuesday, in addition to the vaccination on the floors, a second part of the operation was launched in order to vaccinate, every day, 525 health workers who work elsewhere on the territory, in a clinic set up in the building.

On day 2 of the operation, the target was to inoculate Pfizer’s famous vaccine to a total of 700 additional individuals, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

“I do it for my family and my patients, that’s the most important thing. I don’t want to transmit this disease. We had a COVID outbreak where I work and I don’t want to go through it again, ever. It’s excruciating, I cried for days and nights, ”said Lucie Goyette, a beneficiary attendant based in the Portneuf sector.

Vaccination against COVID-19: the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale increases the pace

Photo Dominique Lelièvre

Health workers from the Capitale-Nationale flocked to the CHSLD Saint-Antoine on Tuesday to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Many were relieved to begin the immunization process. This is the case of Lucie Goyette, 54 years old. Above all, the patient care attendant does not want to relive a COVID-19 outbreak like the one that recently occurred at the Saint-Raymond accommodation center where she works.

Next arrival

After the end of the pilot project, there is no question of slowing down. “It is certain” that the vaccination of priority populations will continue, while a new arrival of vials is expected next week in the Quebec region, said Mme McKinnon.

“We are told that we should have a delivery for next week, so we will prepare accordingly, but we have not yet had confirmation of the number of doses that will be available,” said Patricia McKinnon.

At the CIUSSS, a working group is responsible for determining whether the vaccination will still be done at the CHSLD Saint-Antoine, or whether it will be moved to one or more relief sites.

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