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Sports COVID-19 live updates: Quebec launches portal to download proof of vaccination

18:11  16 june  2021
18:11  16 june  2021 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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a group of people standing in front of a sign: People line up to enter the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Bob-Birnie Arena in Pointe Claire on Saturday, June 12, 2021. © Provided by The Gazette People line up to enter the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Bob-Birnie Arena in Pointe Claire on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

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Top updates

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80% of eligible Quebecers have received a first dose or have an appointment to get one, Dubé says

Health Minister Christian Dubé tweeted this updated chart showing the progress of vaccinations by age group.

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He noted that 72 per cent of 12 to 17 year olds have received their first dose or are scheduled to get one.

However, vaccinations are lagging among people in the 18 to 30 age group, the minister noted.

“If you know someone who is not vaccinated, we all have a duty to encourage them to get vaccinated,” Dubé said.

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Reader mailbag: the highs and lows of advancing second doses

For many Quebecers, advancing second doses has been a chaotic experience.

Repeated glitches on the Clic Santé booking site. The provincial hotline crashed at least twice, with many complaining of long waits when they managed to get through. Poor government communication regarding second doses for AstraZeneca and Moderna recipients.

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At least for some, the situation seems to be improving, though confusion still reigns among some Quebecers awaiting second Moderna doses.

Readers have been sharing their frustrations and tips with me over the past 10 days. I have passed many of them on, hoping they’ll help clear things up.

More emails flooded in last night and this morning.

I’m publishing a few below – eight from AstraZeneca first-dosers and three from people who got Moderna as their first shot.

“I’m in the 50+ age group with AstraZeneca as my first dose, and tried to move up my second dose late last night, as allowed. Got the same error message as everyone: “Online booking is not available right now” – even after going through the process of confirming my identity by entering the code that was sent to my email. I tried the workaround “COVID-19 Vaccine – Troubleshooting” link on the main Clic Santé page that you had mentioned, and was able to rebook my second appointment exactly eight weeks from the first, receiving a confirmation email at the end. I am however unsure if I need to cancel my initial second dose booking, or if it got cancelled automatically. There was no message indicating either way.”

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“I want to thank you so much for your live blog yesterday. I received a second dose (Pfizer) last night, thanks to your publication of the ClicSanté workaround, which I have shared with others. I do not for a second regret having chosen to get a first dose of AZ when it became the first vaccine available to me, however, the government’s totally confused messaging on and planning of how we would follow up with our second dose has been exasperating. And I wanted an appointment, no walk-ins after hearing of chaotic line-ups with waits as long as three hours. Caring for a very elderly mother who has been in and out of hospital since November has meant that I wanted to be vaccinated as soon as possible (my brother and I were both told we could not be vaccinated with her when she received her first dose).”

“Just want to let you know that I’ve been following your updates from the beginning of this pandemic and appreciate all of the news and updates from you! You are my go-to if I need info. In regards to the Clic Santé site, I have found it very efficient, I have booked vaccinations for myself and my neighbours and everything went smoothly with the booking and the appointments at the Olympic Stadium. I’m going for my second dose this weekend and it took maybe two minutes to book!”

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“An update: I got nowhere with Clic Santé so went to the walk-in at Bill-Durnan in Snowdon at 4 p.m. Twenty-minute queue, then straight through without a hitch; second dose Pfizer-BioNtech after first dose AstraZeneca. As ever, the clinics are expertly implemented.”

“Hey there! Thanks for today’s reporting! I was able to reschedule my second dose by selecting the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. Kept getting ‘no appointments available’ when trying the proper way. Had AstraZeneca for my first dose; 55+ age group. Not tons of availability in my area (Brossard). It’s not clear if I need to cancel my previously scheduled second dose. Have the feeling I’ll have to. So, that’s a question I’d love to see an answer to.”

“Tried to book second dose of Pfizer or Moderna today at approximately 2:30 p.m. after first dose of AstraZeneka received on March 19. Wow! was offered the 6th,7th or 8th of July. My previous appointment for second dose had been July 9. Curly, Moe and Larry are still in charge.”

“Thank you! … for the update on the workaround! Got an appointment for Friday. Got AstraZeneca as my first dose and plan to switch to an mRNA vaccine for dose two. Appreciate your reporting – the timely blog format has been really helpful.”

“Thanks to the Gazette’s info on Clic Santé ‘troubleshooting,’ I managed to book my second dose earlier. However, when my husband tried to do the same the system insisted he had NEVER had the first dose despite the fact that his second dose had been scheduled after the first dose on March 19. Tried phoning the hotline, kept online for 90 minutes, then silence. Has this happened to anyone else? He had his first dose administered at Candiac at the end of the day. Maybe someone forget to enter it into the system? We have the original coupon with the second dose appointment on the back signed and delivered.”

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“My husband and I got our first dose of Moderna in a local pharmacy. Unfortunately, we have been told that we can not get our second dose appointment advanced from July 30 due to lack of personnel to administer the second dose! We are not allowed to go to another center for the second dose! How is this possible?? “

“I had my first dose of Moderna in March and have been trying since last night to move up my second dose from July. The site keeps telling me that online appointments are no longer available.”

“I tried for more than three hours today to advance my second Moderna shot (at a pharmacy, no health care number). I couldn’t use the website so I called the pharmacy as directed. The pharmacy INSISTED I use the website even when I told them repeatedly it wouldn’t work without my health number. I called the 1-877 number and spoke to a very nice woman who told me that she could not advance my appointment because they don’t have access to the pharmacy health records and suggested I call the pharmacy back in a couple days (apparently the Moderna doses have not yet been entered into the system?). She also said I can’t use the troubleshooting option because of the pharmacy issue. It’s been 8 weeks since my first shot and I work at a remote mine site. After reading about what has happened at Baffinland, I am very, very anxious about getting fully vaccinated. I don’t understand why I was considered high risk enough to have my first shot advanced before the general population but NO ONE seems to be able to help me with advancing my second shot. Am very frustrated and very worried. Thanks for reading my vent!

10:10 a.m.

Quebec offers workaround to avoid Clic Santé glitches

In case you missed it, here’s an item from yesterday’s live updates that helped many people advance their second doses:

The Health Department got back to me with a workaround for Quebecers having difficulties with the Clic Santé booking site.

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“For people experiencing technical difficulties like what you are reporting to us, as of today it is possible to access a new troubleshooting service,” a department spokesperson told me.

“On the Clic Santé website, citizens can choose the ‘troubleshooting’ service to make an appointment.”

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Quebecers 45+ now eligible to advance second vaccine shots

Quebecers 45 and older are now eligible to advance their second Pfizer dose – either by changing the date via the Clic Santé booking site or visiting a walk-in clinic and getting the second shot.

By the end of the week, anyone 35 and older will be able to speed up their Pfizer shot.

  COVID-19 live updates: Quebec launches portal to download proof of vaccination
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Quebec launches portal to download proof of vaccination

Quebec this morning launched a portal where people can go to download their electronic proof of vaccination.

The service is for people who have not yet received their QR codes.

I managed to download mine this morning but several other people who tried got error messages.

And the Health Department noted via Twitter that the portal “is currently experiencing difficulties. Our teams are hard at work to resolve the situation. Everything will be restored as soon as possible.”

It has not been a good month on the technology front. Last week, the launch of the system to advance second vaccine doses was marred by glitches on the Clic Santé booking site and the toll-free vaccination hotline.

The proof-of-vaccination portal instructions note:

“In the event that an error message is displayed, it will not be possible to upload your proof to the portal. This situation can arise if:

  • Some information does not correspond to the Quebec vaccination register or the Quebec health insurance (RAMQ) register;
  • If your parents are not registered with the RAMQ.”

You can try it here.

The instructions are not available in English yet. You can read them in French here .

It’s still unclear how the QR code will be used in Quebec.

“There is no application because the only group that has the key to be able to read the QR code is us,” Health Minister Christian Dubé said in May.

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  COVID-19 live updates: Quebec launches portal to download proof of vaccination

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A guide to COVID-19 vaccinations in Quebec

Local health authorities have set up mass vaccination sites across Montreal.

You can book appointments via the Clic Santé website or by phone at 1-877-644-4545.

Here are the nuts and bolts of getting vaccinated , by Katherine Wilton. Her guide includes the age groups targeted, how to book appointments, and addresses of vaccination centres.

Two private sites can also help you book appointments:

  • Vaccélérateur, an automated service that scans last-minute availabilities posted by Quebec’s Clic Santé vaccination site, alerts followers on Twitter as soon as appointments come up.
  • Vaxstat was created to help Quebecers find a nearby available slot.
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You can read it here.

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Here’s where Montrealers can get tested today

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You can check screening clinic wait times here .

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The situation across Canada

Here’s the rate of case growth per 100,000 people over the past seven days, via the federal government’s latest epidemiology update .

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