Quebecers urged to stay home if sick, even if it’s not COVID-19 |

Don’t feel well? Quebec’s top doctor says to stay home ⁠— even if you don’t have COVID-19. Luc Boileau, director of the province’s public health department, said Wednesday that novel coronavirus indicators seem to be improving since the middle of October. But he said problem is that it’s “not the only virus that’s circulating, there … Read more

Quebec’s COVID-19 indicators on rise, but too early to declare new wave: top doctor |

Quebec is seeing a rise in COVID-19 indicators as the fall season begins, but the province’s top doctor stopped short of declaring a new wave of the pandemic, saying it was too early to do so Thursday. Luc Boileau, director of Quebec public health, said “it’s not a surprise” that cases and hospitalizations are on … Read more

B.C. launches fall vaccination campaign with Omicron-specific boosters |

Some British Columbians have begun receiving text messages to book a booster shot, as the province’s fall COVID-19 vaccination campaign gets underway. The campaign is launching with a focus on vulnerable groups, including health-care workers, the clinically extremely vulnerable, Indigenous people and seniors. And for the first time, a bivalent version of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine … Read more

Ex-employee at COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Quebec City faces charges tied to fake vaccine passports |

Quebec’s anti-corruption squad says a former employee who worked for a regional health authority has been charged in connection with an ongoing investigation into fake COVID-19 vaccine passports in the province. The Commissaire à la lutte contre la corruption (UPAC) reports that Carolane Fournier is accused of several charges, including breach of trust, the production of … Read more

Quebec bumps up COVID-19 booster campaign ahead of new school year, fall |

Quebec is allowing anyone 18 and older to sign up for COVID-19 booster shots ahead of schedule as the school year begins and the fall season looms. Luc Boileau, the province’s public health director, announced adults of all ages could book their appointments starting Tuesday — instead of next week as previously planned. “We want … Read more

Quebec allowing 4 four people per room in long-term care homes, against coroner’s recommendations |

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 22, 2022 12:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec’s Health Department is allowing long-term care centres to house up to four residents in the same room — a new directive that runs against recommendations by the coroner. Jean-Charles … Read more

Quebec issues 10 tickets tied to fake COVID-19 vaccine passports |

Quebec’s anti-corruption squad says 10 tickets have been issued in connection with fake COVID-19 vaccine passports in the province. The Commissaire à la lutte contre la corruption (UPAC) launched a wide-scale probe last January into the into cases of alleged fraud related to the production and sale of false passports. At the time, Quebecers were … Read more

Quebec’s COVID-19 booster rates stay low as province rolls out new vaccination campaign |

As Quebec prepares to launch a provincewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign ahead of a potential new fall wave, it’s unclear whether it will be enough to prompt a pandemic-weary public to roll up their sleeves for another booster. As of Wednesday, only 56 per cent of Quebecers aged five and older had received a third vaccine dose … Read more

COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Canada stable, but higher than past summers – National |

COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths and confirmed case counts across Canada are relatively stable after an early summer wave, but they remain far higher than past years, data shows. As of Wednesday, Canada is seeing an average of 3,475 lab-confirmed cases and 44 deaths per day, according to provincial and territorial data compiled by Global News. Currently, … Read more

COVID-19: Quebec premier says no new restrictions ‘for now’ as vaccination campaign launched |

Quebec is launching a new widespread COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign but there are no plans to bring back restrictions, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault made the announcement alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé  and Luc Boileau, director of Quebec public health. “We have to remain prudent,” he said, adding that the novel coronavirus is … Read more