First phase of vaccinations at Maison Jésus-Marie

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Vaccinations against COVID-19 are in full swing in the Montérégie region of Quebec. According to statistical data, that region ranks second (after Montreal) in 19,537 people having been inoculated as of January 14.

The Sisters at Maison Jesus-Marie (MJM) were vaccinated last Wednesday. It should be noted that the Department of Health and Human Services recognizes Religious Congregation infirmaries as private CHLSDs. Maison Jesus-Marie has thus been placed on the priority list for vaccinations.

The residence of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) whose average age is 89,was fortunately spared from the coronavirus outbreaks. Although the Sisters were relieved welcomed the operation with relief, there is no question of ignoring the health guidelines in force.

At the same time, MJM staff were invited, as were those of the region’s private CHSLD’s and the health and social services network in general, to be vaccinated. In December, The Regional Health Board established two centres in Saint-Hyacinthe and Brossard. Last week, it opened two new sites in Longueuil and Candiac.

These sites will eventually welcome the population when the vaccination program is at this stage. Meanwhile, Christian Dubé, Minister for Health and Social Services said the vaccination program would be extended to another priority population group, starting January 25.

Photo credit: Amélie Rivard