The Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration and Minister responsible for the Laurentians region, Nadine Girault, on behalf of the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, launched VacciBUS Laurentides.
The VacciBUS, an initiative of the Laurentian Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) in partnership with exo, is a bus that has been specially designed to take the form of a walk-in mobile vaccination unit. It will accommodate people from the Laurentians region as of June 19, for the entire summer period. Funded in equal parts by exo and the CISSS des Laurentides, it will be able to administer between 150 and 250 doses per day. Its mobility will allow it to go directly to meet the populations present in various popular places or in municipalities where there is a low vaccination rate.
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VacciBUS relies on a team of around twenty professionals who will be present in various events and busy places or even in a municipality in order to facilitate access to vaccination.
Vaccination will be done as easily and quickly as in a traditional vaccination site, but this time, the vaccination will be done in the mobile unit where four to six people can be vaccinated at a time.
It will be possible to receive either a first or a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, always depending on the dose allocations available.
“The VacciBUS Laurentides is an initiative that is both simple and effective, and above all well suited to the reality of the population in this coming summer season. The population of the Laurentians will thus have an additional option to receive a dose of vaccine against COVID-19, in a nearby location. Initiatives such as this are crucial in the field, and I am always very happy to see the efforts of teams and partners to succeed in offering vaccination to as many people as possible ” said Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services
” I am very proud that the CISSS teams have opted for this flexible and efficient initiative to reach the people of our region. I thank them for their inventiveness and their commitment. I would also like to thank the organization exo for their essential contribution to the realization of this project. This solution will allow us to increase the number of people vaccinated each day. This is how we can get back to a more normal life, and the sooner the better for our entire community ” emphasized Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration and Minister responsible for the Laurentians region
” Exo’s participation in VacciBUS, set up by the CISSS Laurentides, is a source of pride for exo since it is a project that will have a significant impact on the population of the Laurentians. It is also an opportunity to reaffirm our role of partner with the communities we serve” finally added Sylvain Yelle, general manager of exo