update April 7, 2021
As of next week, vaccination will be extended to new priority groups in Montréal
Communiqué updated April 7, 2021
Our CIUSSS is currently vaccinating citizens aged 60 years and older and Group 2 health care workers, including dentists and police officers. Westmount-Saint-Louis residents are encouraged to sign up before the Government of Quebec opens up other priority groups. Appointments at any of the vaccination sites or pharmacies can be made by phone at 514 644-4545 or online.
Please refrain from burdening Clic Santé with attempts to register unless you fall into the current age category. This will improve the ability of our CIUSSS to include more age groups as soon as possible. We will update this post as soon as the appointment booking is open to a new age group.
Vaccine Availability *new*
COVID-19 vaccinations will be extended as of next week to new priority groups in Montréal, namely those suffering from a chronic illness and for essential workers.
Essential workers eligible for vaccination:
Workers in environments at high risk of outbreaks, and staff who come into contact with the public in the following workplaces will be able to get vaccinated in Montréal vaccination centers as of next week:
- Elementary and high school staff;
- Daycare workers;
- Public security personnel (firefighters, police, detention centers, etc.);
- Community workers;
- Temporary foreign workers in the agricultural sector;
- Slaughterhouse staff;
- Personnel from mining sectors in remote regions.
For the majority of these workers, it will be necessary to register in a specific section of the ClicSanté portal.
Vaccination eligibility control mechanisms (such as proof of employment) will be put in place at the entrance to vaccination sites and proof of employment will be required. In some areas, vaccination by a mobile team will be organized.
Second-tier healthcare workers (such as dentists) should contact their professional order to receive information on their eligibility for vaccination, including the registration process to get appointments.
Individuals under the age of 60 considered to be at very high risk of complications from COVID-19
The vaccination will be administered by attending physicians, starting next week in Montréal. Pharmacists will also be able to help reach people with these conditions who cannot be vaccinated in a hospital environment. The following people are eligible:
- Individuals who are currently hospitalized with a condition that puts them at risk for complications from COVID-19;
- Patients followed in hospitals for renal dialysis, transplant recipients and those currently under treatment for cancer;
- People who need to receive a dose of vaccine under the supervision of a hospital allergist.
Adults under 60 years of age who have a chronic disease or health problem that increases the risk of complications of COVID‑19 can read the detailed list of chronic diseases and conditions in priority Group 8 by clicking here.
The vaccines *new*
The Quebec government has decided to stop using the AstraZeneca vaccine temporarily for people under 55, as a precaution. However, Quebeckers who still wish to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to do so.
In addition, Canada will receive nearly 10 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech next June which will accelerate the public vaccination campaign against COVID-19.
Walk-in vaccination clinics *new*
The government has announced that walk-in vaccination clinics will be opening next week for people aged 55 to 79 who wish to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Information about the vaccine
It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. That means it is possible a person could still get COVID-19 before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection. Therefore we are asking our citizens to continue to protect themselves and others by respecting the sanitary measures still in place.
Mental Health *new*
We know that the current pandemic context brings its share of challenges, stress and anxiety. If you need help, never hesitate to pick up the phone or send a text message to existing resources :
- Info-Social: 811
- Tel-jeunes: 1 800 263-2266
- Seniors Mistreatment Helpline: 1 888 489-2287
- Caregiver Support: 1 855 852-7784
Université de Montréal
1375 Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux Avenue
Décarie Square shopping center
6900 Décarie Boulevard, Montreal
every day from 8 am. to 8 pm.
4988 Vézina, Montreal
Open seven days a week, from 8 am. to 8 pm.
Montréal General Hospital
Livingston Hall (L6-500)
1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal
Atrium of the Research Institute of the MUHC
1001 Décarie Boulevard, Montreal
Montréal Convention Centre
1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montreal
CLSC Parc-Extension *re-opening*
7085 Hutchison Street, Montréal
Booking an appointment by phone
A call center has been set up to serve you. The number to call for your appointment is 514 644-4545. The lines will be open 7 days a week, between 8 am. and 6 pm. Monday through Friday and 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday.
Booking an appointment online
To book an appointment. please visit the Clic Santé platform.
• Once on the Clic Santé site, click on “Select a service” and chose the “COVID-19 vaccine” service (at the top of the list), then confirm your choice and enter your postal code, then click “Search”.
• You will then be asked a few questions regarding your health status, including whether you have any symptoms related to COVID-19. After you answer the questions, you will be offered a list of vaccination clinics near you, as well as time slots available.
• Choose the point of service as well as the time for the vaccination. A “vaccination coupon” will be sent to you. You must have a valid email address.
During your in-person visit, a nurse will revalidate the information entered during the virtual appointment booking process. For more information, please visit www.quebec.ca/COVIDvaccin.
The government has announced that the delay in administrating the second dose of vaccines will be extended to four months. The CIUSSS will contact all those who have already been scheduled for the second dose to reschedule. At the time of your vaccination, an appointment date will be confirmed for your second dose.
Health Care Card
Your RAMQ health care card is required when booking your appointment. If you do not have one, you may use an alternative identification that indicates your date of birth, address, etc. Vaccination is free for everyone.
If you are a senior who requires transportation, or you know of a senior who is in need of transportation, please contact our office. We will do our best to assist you.
Ms. Maccarone’s office is actively seeking volunteers who are able to drive and accompany citizens in need. If you are interested in supporting this initiative please click here.
Newsletter from the MNA for Westmount-Saint-Louis
If you would like to receive updates on the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, subscribe to the newsletter of Member of National Assembly for Westmount-Saint-Louis, Jennifer Maccarone, by clicking on this link. You can also contact us at Jennifer.Maccarone.WSL@assnat.qc.ca or by calling our office at 514 395-2929.
My team and I are here for you. Do not hesitate to contact us if needed.
Jennifer Maccarone, Member of the National Assembly
1134 St. Catherine West, 8th floor, office 801
Montreal (Québec) H3B 1H4
Featured image: Marcus Aurelius – Pexels
Jennifer Maccarone is the Official Opposition Critic for Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ2 and for People Living with Handicaps or Autism Spectrum Disorder.