Quebec will begin vaccinating seniors age 85 and over against COVID-19. Montreal is expecting to give out at least 75,000 vaccine doses in the first week to people born in or before 1936 who do not live-in long-term care homes or seniors’ residences.
You can book appointments, starting at 8 a.m. February 24, via québec.ca/covidvaccine.
You can also book an appointment by calling 1-877-644-4545 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and on weekends between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note that medicare cards will not be necessary to book appointments.
According to the website, a person who accompanies someone who is 85 years of age or older to a vaccination appointment may get the vaccine at the same time if they meet the following criteria:
- They are 70 years of age or older;
- They provide support to their loved one who is over 85 years of age 3 or more days a week.
- Only one accompanying person can get vaccinated per person over 85 years of age.
**We recommend you double check this info when booking an appointment**
Where you can get vaccinated:
Not all sites have been announced. Here are the ones in the Montreal area we know about:
Palais des congres de Montreal - 1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Place
The Olympic Stadium - 4545 Pierre-de Coubertin Avenue
Decarie Square Shopping Centre - 6900 Décarie Boulevard
A shared office building - 7101 Parc Avenue
Bill-Durnan Arena - 4988 Vézina Street
Bob-Birnie Arena - 58 Maywood Avenue (Pointe-Claire)
The Dollard-St-Laurent Sports Centre - 707 75e Avenue (LaSalle)
Gerry-Robertson Community Centre - 9665 Gouin Boulivard W (Pierrefonds-Roxboro)
Montreal General Hospital (Livingston Hall - L6-500) - 1650 Cedar Avenue
Glen Superhospital Site (Atrium of the MUHC Research Institute) - 1001 Decarie Boulevard
The West-Central Montreal regional health authority has also named several temporary vaccination sites. They are:
Jewish General Hospital - 3755 Cote-Sainte-Catherine Road
CLSC Metro - 1801 de Maisonneuve Boulevard
CLSC de Parc Extension - 7085 Hutchison