Vaccination centres around the region close permanently
On February 25, vaccination centres in the region closed. The Centre Intégré de Santé et des Services Sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) continues to encourage vaccination as the best way for individuals to protect themselves against Covid and Influenza.
Residents wishing to get vaccinated or receive a booster can do so at most local CLSCs, as well as the vaccination Centre located at 75 blvd. de la Gappe in Gatineau. A complete list of places administering vaccines is available on the CISSSO website: https://cisss-outaouais.gouv.qc.ca/covid-19/vaccination/
Individuals over the age of six months can get an appointment for their first or second dose. An eight-week interval is required between the two first doses. Children from six months to 13 years of age require consent from a parent or legal guardian.
Health professionals also recommend getting booster doses for all individuals over the age of five. An interval of six months must be respected between booster doses.
According to the Centre d’Expertise et de Référence en Santé Publique (INSPQ) 84% of the Quebec population has gotten their first Covid-19 vaccination. So far in Quebec, 22,930,633 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered. Of these doses, 1,039,502 were administered in the Outaouais.
CISSSO is no longer publishing Covid-19 data related to the number of increased cases and where they are located by MRC or City. The only data published is the number of hospitalizations, which despite indicating that the number is updated weekly, has not been updated since February 15 at the time of publication. The INSPQ’s data indicates that there are 83 hospitalizations in Outaouais due to Covid-19 as of February 28.