Quebec Premier François Legault, alongside health officials, is providing an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday.
Quebecers were lining up for a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine Thursday morning.
The government is now permitting walk-ins at mass vaccination sites across Quebec for those aged 55 and older wanting to get that shot.
Quebec has hit pause on administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to anyone 55 and younger amid guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization about a possible link between the shot and rare blood clots.
However, officials have said that no “thrombosis-like events” related to the vaccine have been reported in Quebec. The measure is preventive.
On Wednesday, Quebec reported 1,270 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, amid a surge in infections in the province.
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