Montrealers 65 and up can now register for coronavirus vaccine

Montrealers who are 65 and older can now register for their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The change, which came into effect on Friday, comes as the province’s inoculation rollout continues to gain steam.

As of this week, any senior who is 70 and older in Quebec can book an appointment for the vaccine. Montreal, which has been hard hit by the pandemic, is the first region to see the age minimum drop to 65.

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Quebec has administered more than 600,000 vaccine doses to date. In March, the province expanded its campaign to include the public in a goal to vaccinate as many elderly people as possible.

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Anyone who is eligible for their first dose can register online by visiting the province’s registration website. Booking an appointment is necessary, the province said.

Those who do not have access to the internet can call 1-877-644-4545 to book their first dose. This option is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.

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