Quebecers aged 12 to 17 now able to advance second COVID-19 vaccine dose

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MONTREAL — The youngest Quebecers eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can now advance their second-dose appointments.

Health minister Christian Dubé tweeted that starting today, people 12 to 17 can get a second dose in as little as four weeks from their first one, like all adult residents.

The province's public health institute says 51 per cent of Quebecers over the age of 12 are considered fully vaccinated.

Quebec is reporting 65 new cases of COVID-19 today and one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say hospitalizations rose by two, to 81, and 23 people were in intensive care, a drop of two.

The province says 101,686 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered Wednesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 15, 2021.

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