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March 5, 2021 | Back to the list | News

COVID-19: Understanding when and how to get vaccinated.

In order to fully understand what is happening around vaccination, we offer this article as a resource compiling the various information and new announcements surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. This article will be updated as the campaign evolves and will bring together information and tools to better support you.

Why get vaccinated?

When to get vaccinated ?

Vaccines are coming to Canada little by little. The Government has therefore put in place a vaccination order aimed at prioritizing people at a higher risk of being infected, of developing complications and of dying from COVID-19.

On March 18, 2021, the Government announced that people with disabilities living in intermediate or family-type resources (RI-RTF) and similar resources will be vaccinated during the month of April, this measure also affects people with diagnosed with intellectual or physical disability and those with autism spectrum disorder.

As of March 03, 2021, can be vaccinated:

The region of Montreal is currently vaccinating people aged 60. For other regions, click here. An accompanying person could be vaccinated on the same day if they are 70 years of age and over or if this person is present 3 days a week or more in support of their loved one over 80 years old.

How to get vaccinated?

  1. First, check whether you are entering one of the priority population basins that can be vaccinated;
  2. Make an appointment : 

  3. On the day of vaccination:

People who do not usually have the right to accompany in adapted transport can exceptionally request to be accompanied to get to the vaccination centers. The people targeted are people with a visual impairment, intellectual / autism spectrum disorder or requiring care. We therefore invite you to contact the Client Contact Center at 514 280-8211, option 1; other support methods can be provided as needed. If you have any questions, you can write to: or contact them at: 514 255-0765.

“The Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Mr. Jean Boulet, announces that the recipients of social assistance programs for whom obtaining the vaccine will incur costs transportation costs may be reimbursed for their travel expenses.

The government is sensitive to the difficulties experienced by Quebeckers in the context of the pandemic. From the start, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity has closely monitored the effects of the health crisis on people and families in situations of poverty and social exclusion. As the vaccination campaign is accelerating in Quebec, this measure will promote greater access for recipients of social assistance programs to the vaccination campaign.

Reimbursement of transportation costs associated with obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine is in addition to other measures put in place to better support individuals and families living in poverty. » SOURCE:

Source : This scenario was created by the ICI program team, Integrated University Health and Social Services Center of Center-Sud-de-Île-de-Montréal.

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