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Covid-19 Regional Update

Covid vaccination

Current Situation:

On August 11, one new case of Covid was confirmed in the region. That case is located in the Avignon MRC. There are currently three active cases.

Vaccination Situation:

The most recent CISSS numbers estimate the following percentages regarding vaccination coverage for the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands:

Age GroupFirst dose of vaccinationSecond dose of vaccination

In a press release this week the regional CISSS stated that it is changing its vaccination strategy and that over the next few days it will dismantle the large vaccination centres that have been in use throughout the vaccination campaign. They will instead use a more precise strategy. They will do this in two different ways:

  • Vaccination clinics with or without an appointment will be set up in certain sectors where screening clinics are currently located;
  • Mobile clinics will continue to travel to the 5 MRCs in the region. Vehicles will park in one place and spend part of the day at that location vaccinating citizens. Mobile vaccination clinics will essentially become walk-in clinics. The CISSS says the schedules for these clinics will be published regularly to ensure ease for citizens who wish to find a clinic on a given day (currently the schedules are not available in English, Spec has therefore included a chart below).

It should be noted that all clinics will have doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and will be open according to the schedule available in the “COVID-19 vaccination operation” tab of the CISSS website, or until exhaustion of doses.

The Director of Public Health for the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands Dr. Yv Bonnier-Viger, says “The Covid virus has transformed. The Delta variant is much more contagious. To be protected from severe forms of Covid, we need two doses of the vaccine. For people who still haven’t received their first dose, it’s not too late. For those who have not received their second dose, now is the time to optimize your protection by getting that second dose.”

People who would like to make an appointment can do so at clicsanté.ca or by phone at 1 877-644-4545. For all questions relating to your proof of vaccination, the vaccination operation in general, or appointments for the second dose, call 1-877-725-2515.

Schedule for vaccinations with or without an appointment:

Bay of Chaleurs Local Service Network
Maria Community CentreAugust 11, 12 and 138 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mobile unit – Matapedia CLSC August 1210 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mobile unit – Carleton, Horizons beachAugust 1310 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bonaventure Rec CentreAugust 11, 12 and 138 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mobile unit – Paspebiac ChurchAugust 1210 a.m. to 12:30
Mobile unit – Saint Jogues ChurchAugust 121 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mobile unit – Taylor’s PointAugust 1310 a.m. to 12:30
Mobile unit – Fin Gourmet RestaurantAugust 131 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CÔTE-DE-GASPÉ Local Service Network
Gespeg community centreAugust 118 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hotel Dieu HospitalAugust 12 and 138 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mobile unit – Fox Rivier Tourist Rest StopAugust 1210 a.m. to 12:30
Mobile unit – Fox River WharfAugust 121 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mobile unit – Grande-Vallée CLSCAugust 1310 am. to 3:30 p.m.
Mobile unit – Gaspé Tourist Rest StopAugust 14 and 1510 am. to 3:30 p.m.
Rocher-Percé Local Service Network
Chandler – Former Rail furniture storeAugust 12 and 138 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mobile unit – Cap d’Espoir beachAugust 1210 am. to 3:30 p.m.
Grand River Tourist Stop (fish)August 1310 am. to 3:30 p.m.
Percé KioskAugust 2010 am. to 3:30 p.m.