Surrounded by Dr. Caroline Quach, pediatrician and microbiologist-infectiologist, and Dr. Marie-France Raynault, Senior Strategic Medical Adviser at the General Directorate for Public Health MSSS
the epidemiological situation is really going in the right direction.
dr Boileau was visibly pleased to announce this and went on to explain the significant slowdown seen over the past few weeks
goes even further in Quebecwhat is after him
” Deaths, hospitalizations, absences of health workers… all these indicators are constantly decreasing. »
Which shows us that we were right to start carefully with the gradual return to normality.he casually pointed out.
A downward trend that is also confirmed by the latest indices from the Interuniversity Center for Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO).
In the latest report released Wednesday, Quebec’s public health reports 23 new deaths related to the disease, a decrease of 54 hospitalizations from the previous day and 1,101 new cases officially reported in the past 24 hours.
He also reminded that the wearing of a mandatory mask will end at midnight on Saturday in most closed public places in Quebec, with the exception of hospitals, clinics, CHSLDs, RPAs and on public transport.
Luc Boileau also warned that his team’s press conferences on the epidemic situation would now be spaced out if the situation in Quebec concretely improves.
The fourth dose is not required for healthy adults
The Director of Public Health nevertheless wanted to provide important clarifications on the need for citizens to receive booster doses of the vaccine against COVID-19.
As for the first booster dose – the third dose – Luc Boileau indicated that it remains recommended for all citizens aged 18 and over, as well as young people aged 12 to 17 with specific health problems or in high-risk environments for a booster dose Infection.
To get that booster dose, you must have had the previous dose for at least three months, he said.
As for the second booster – that is, the fourth dose – it is still recommended for all people living in CHSLDs, in RPAs and over 80 years of age. People who are immunocompromised, are on dialysis over the age of 12, or are considered at risk should also receive it.
Although any adult who wishes to receive a fourth dose of vaccine can receive it at a vaccination center, Dr. Boileau that, based on recent data, this dose is not really necessary for healthy adults at this time.
” The Quebec Immunization Committee currently believes that there is little benefit in getting this second booster unless you are one of these constituencies. [plus à risque]. »
according to dr Caroline Quach will be more appropriate to recommend a fourth dose to Quebecers when the number of COVID-19 cases starts to rise again,
most likely next fall or winter, when people need maximum protection from disease.