Coronavirus: Quebec premier provides COVID-19 update amid vaccine rollout criticisms | LIVE

Quebec Premier François Legault, along with health officials, is expected to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday afternoon.

Quebec’s mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 began in earnest in the Montreal area Monday with long lines and grumbling from some seniors upset at the wait times to get a first injection.

Hundreds of people, many holding walkers or in wheelchairs, waited in lines inside Montreal’s Olympic Stadium; some were discouraged, others were angry.

“It’s a catastrophe,” Jean-Yves Plourde, 75, said moments after being vaccinated against the virus that has killed more than 10,000 people in the province, mostly seniors. Plourde said his appointment was for 11:45 a.m. but he wasn’t vaccinated until 1:20 p.m.

“For the elderly, it seems to me that this is not a nice way to act,” he said. Another man in line nearby commented: “This is badly organized.”

Quebec reported 613 new cases and six additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus on Monday.


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