Francois Legault booster rollout Quebec

Legault on Quebec booster rollout: “Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t”

The Premier conceded that Ontario had a better plan in place for third doses.

During today’s press conference, Quebec Premier François Legault and Health Minister Christian Dubé were asked about the relatively slow rollout of booster shots in this province, compared with that of Ontario. Legault and Dubé explained that the initially recommended six months between doses was part of the reasoning that pushed them to use the same age-based calendar as they did last year. Quebec officials have also previously cited a shortage of staffing for delaying eligibility for most of the general population until early January.

Legault conceded that while Quebec was more efficient with the first two vaccine doses, Ontario — which opened up eligibility to everyone over 18 at the same time in late December — had the better plan this time. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t win,” Legault said.

As the booster rollout in Quebec continues, anyone over the age of 25 is currently eligible for a shot. Quebecers aged 18+ can book their appointments as of tomorrow.

Legault on Quebec booster rollout: “Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t”

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