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Quebec will begin vaccinating seniors age 80 and over against COVID-19 starting next week, Radio Canada reported on Tuesday.
In the greater Montreal region, people 70 and over will also be eligible for a vaccination because of a high number of cases of COVID-19.
The announcement will be made by Premier François Legault at 1 p.m. during a press conference in the atrium of the Olympic Stadium, one of Montreal’s mass vaccination sites.
Quebec is expected to receive 600,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine over the next six weeks.
According to Statistics Canada, there are 753,760 people age 70 to 79 in Quebec.
There are 326,644 seniors age 80-89, 78,965 between 90 to 99 and 2,835 seniors 100 and over.
Thousands of seniors who live in CHSLDs or in private seniors’ residents have already been vaccinated.
This story will be updated.
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