Quebec tops 100,000 daily COVID-19 vaccinations, sets record for appointments booked

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Quebec sets COVID-19 vaccination record
Quebec shattered a record Friday after the province administered more than 100,000 doses in one day. Global's Brayden Jagger Haines has more – May 7, 2021

Quebec’s health minister says 102,700 COVID-19 vaccinations were given in the province Thursday, the highest daily number to date.

Christian Dubé says the province also set a daily record for vaccination appointments, with 272,000 bookings made.

Dube says in a Twitter post the province is ready to ramp up vaccinations when vaccine deliveries permit, and he calls the response from Quebecers “exceptional.”

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The province has started accepting appointments for those 35 and older and says all adults will be eligible by the end of next week.

During a briefing Thursday, Dube said the province has vaccinated 40 per cent of the population with at least one dose.

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He also said that beginning May 13, Quebec will begin offering electronic proof of vaccination.

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