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Quebec expands vaccine access to those 45 and up as some restrictions ease

MONTREAL — Quebecers aged 45 and up are now eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The province announced last week that it is gradually widening vaccine access to the rest of the general population in descending order of age.

Quebecers aged 50 and up became eligible late last week, and the minimum age limit was lowered by five years on Sunday afternoon.

The province says all adult Quebecers will be able to register for vaccines by May 14 and receive their first shots by June 24.

Most primary school students in the Quebec City and Chaudiere-Appalaches areas are also returning to class today after several weeks of online learning.

Premier Francois Legault said last week that the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations had also stabilized enough to push back the curfew in the Montreal and Laval regions from 8 p.m. to 9:30 starting today.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 3, 2021

The Canadian Press