Sixty people vaccinated in the Pontiac as rollout begins in the region

The blue, white and black logo of the CISSS with a Quebec flag on it.
The logo of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais. Photo courtesy of CISSS.
Jacob Lavigne - CHIP - PontiacQC | 13-01-2021
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The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais has confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccination campaign is underway and going well in the region. To date, about sixty people have been vaccinated in  the Pontiac.

Dr. Carol McConnery outlined the priority groups targeted by the CISSS de l’Outaouais. As McConnery specifies, the CISSS de l’Outaouais is waiting for other doses of the Moderna vaccine before continuing this vaccination campaign in the Pontiac. This vaccination campaign in the Pontiac should continue in the coming days.

A rise in cases in the Outaouais

Brigitte Pinard, the acting director of public health in the Outaouais, said during the press conference of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais, that she is seeing an increase in cases in the Outaouais region since mid-December.

“Last week (Jan. 3-9) we had a total of 359 cases in the region. This gave us an average of 51 new cases per day for the week. This is the highest number of cases in a week that we have had since the start of the pandemic," says Pinard.

Statistics in the Pontiac Local Health Network (RLS) are rather stable for the moment. In fact, as of Jan. 13, the Pontiac currently has five or less active cases on its territory. Last week, the number of active cases had climbed to seven. The municipalities of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes and Waltham have joined the list of areas that now have cases of COVID-19. Like Campbell’s Bay, Fort-Coulonge, Mansfield, Otter Lake and Shawville, these municipalities show five cases or less.

The statistics for COVID-19 in the Outaouais are available here.