At vaccination centres in the former Allancroft School in Beaconsfield and Cavendish Mall in Côte St. Luc Saturday there were no long lines or mad rush for the vaccine, or for appointment coupons. People were generally in and out within 45 minutes.
At Allancroft, some people were able to walk in without appointment coupons late Saturday morning and get vaccines without waiting at all.
Bolduc said at his morning news conference that 33 per cent of Quebecers had received the vaccine by Friday night. Restrictions on who can get the vaccine will have been lifted in all regions of Quebec by Monday.
“I had no hesitation about getting the vaccine,” said Radu Vintila of Île Bizard, who visited the Allancroft facility just before noon. “I have a scientific background and I believe in medicine.”
Victoria de Takacsy’s two children had already been vaccinated but they accompanied her to Allancroft for her shot.
“It took no time at all, I had my coupon, it was 30 minutes,” said deTakacsy.