The 12-17 year olds cannot, for the moment, advance their appointment for the second dose of vaccine against COVID-19 below the interval of eight weeks, specified the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé , Tuesday.
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In a post on Twitter, the minister said he was waiting for “an opinion from Public Health to harmonize the interval to 4 weeks and more”.
The current Public Health recommendation for youth ages 12 to 17 remains an interval of eight weeks or more.
Since Tuesday, Quebeckers over the age of 17 can advance their appointment to receive their second dose only four weeks after the first.
Before this change, people who were inoculated for the first time had to wait eight weeks before they could receive the second dose of the vaccine.