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Faced with high demand after it was notified that children aged 12 to 17 were not being kept away, more doses were delivered to the Bill Durnan arena on Sunday morning.
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May 23, 2021 • 11 minutes ago • 1 minute of reading • Join the conversation MONTREAL DIARY
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The Bill Durnan Arena vaccination clinic has received 500 more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, following the success of its vaccination action on Saturday, when hundreds of young people aged 12 to 17 have lined up to perform the puncture .
On Saturday, 340 shots were administered to children aged 12 to 17, after it was reported that this age group did not deviate.
Carl Thériault, a spokesman for the CIUSSS in western Montreal, said that due to high demand, additional doses were delivered to the Côte-des-Neiges clinic on Sunday morning. Originally, 1,300 doses had been reserved for the itinerant clinic over the long weekend.
The mobile clinic was supposed to be open to adults only, but the local health authority decided not to remove the teenagers when many showed up spontaneously, said Thériault, who stressed that the vaccine is completely safe for teenagers.
Twelve-year-olds and teenagers under the age of 18 can request an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Tuesday on the Clic-Santé website.
The clinic, which first arrives at Bill Durnan, 4988 Vézina Street, is open Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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12 to 17 year old vacant at Bill Durnan Arena entrance clinic