COVID-19: Quebec to Receive 700,000 Vaccine Doses Before March 31

COVID-19: Canada Responds

COVID-19: Quebec to Receive 700,000 Vaccine Doses Before March 31

In Quebec City, Quebec Premier François Legault provides an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by Christian Dubé, Quebec’s minister of health and social services, and Dr. Horacio Arruda, the province’s director of public health. The premier says he expects the province to receive 700,000 COVID-19 vaccines doses out of the three million Canada should get before March 31, 2021. Legault also announces that his government will make a final decision on December 11 regarding holiday gatherings. He warns that various hospitals are almost reaching full capacity in sections reserved for COVID-19 patients. The premier also reacts to the federal economic statement, which does not include an increase in health transfers. Provinces have asked Ottawa to increase its contribution in health expenses from 22 to 35 per cent. (December 1, 2020) (no interpretation)