April 27, 2021 | Quebec announces that pregnant women will be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Quebec Immunization Commission has just issued this recommendation. Also, pregnant women wishing to receive the vaccination can make an appointment tomorrow.
This group represents approximately 80,000 women. They can Schedule an appointment on the CLIC Santé website as of tomorrow. The Department of Health and Social Services (MSSS) states that the risk of complications from COVID-19 in pregnant women is lower than that observed in the elderly, but it is still higher than in non-pregnant women of the same age.
Messenger RNA vaccines such as those in Moderna or Pfizer will be preferred for pregnant women as there is more data on the safety of these vaccines during pregnancy.
« The risk of pregnancy complications, such as prematurity, is higher for a pregnant woman with COVID-19. This risk is higher for pregnant women who have health problems. So for women with diabetes, heart problems or obesity, for example, vaccination is the most important, ”we read in a MSSS press release.
Of course back Pregnant women to assess the risks and benefits of vaccination according to their condition. They can, for example, discuss this with their doctor. To learn more, you can also read our article: Covid-19: Should pregnant women be vaccinated?
Call for an appointment
Since this morning, People with disabilities and family caregivers can also be vaccinated against COVID-19. Until now, there were not many registrations. The Prime Minister at a press conference, Francois Legault called on people who could be vaccinated to quickly make an appointment. Stressing that vaccination can be offered soon to the rest of the population.
Schools open in Quebec City
Prime Minister Legault also used this press conference to announce some relaxation. And therefore, Starting next Monday, elementary schools in Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches (with the exception of CSS Beauce-Etchemin and MRC de Bellechasse) will reopen. This measure is possible thanks to the decrease in the number of cases and encouraging predictions of an imminent decline in hospitalizations in these two regions. Note that secondary schools in these two areas remain closed and that distance education continues.
In Ottawa, the situation remains alarming. So all schools remain closed. Quebec is extending special emergency measures there until at least May 9.
Curfews were revised in Montreal and Laval
Prime Minister Francois Legault also brought good news to the citizens of Montreal and Laval. As Coronavirus cases are declining and there is room for maneuver in hospitals in the region, The curfew will start from eight in the evening until nine thirty in the evening on the island of Montreal and Laval, starting next Monday. May 3 pound.
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