COVID-19 vaccines are expected to begin rolling out soon

13 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are expected to begin rolling out soon, and given the scale of the task, the government wants to “increase the pool of potential labour,” it said in a release. This includes medical students and residents, pharmacy students, midwifery or respiratory therapy students, or students who will become practical nurses.

MONTREAL — Students and a variety of Quebec health professionals, such as chiropractors and veterinarians, will be able to help give COVID-19 and flu vaccines, provincial Health Minister Christian Dubé said Friday.

COVID-19 vaccines are expected to begin rolling out soon, and given the scale of the task, the government wants to “increase the pool of potential labour,” it said in a release.

It’s planning to add three categories of workers. First, there are students — any student in a program that certifies them within the framework of the Quebec Immunization Program.

This includes medical students and residents, pharmacy students, midwifery or respiratory therapy students, or students who will become practical nurses.

The second category includes students in ambulance techniques and ambulance technicians, and people who hold a medical degree outside Canada.

Also in the group are dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists, medical technologists, and medical imaging technologists, who may already be administering injectable drugs.

Source

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-marshalling-veterinarians-midwives-and-others-to-give-covid-19-vaccines-1.5217957

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