Following COVID-19 loss of life and new circumstances, Maimonides households demand second vaccine dose for aged dad and mom

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Within the meantime, a 90-year-old Maimonides resident, who developed COVID-19-symptoms 18 days after receiving his first dose in December, died on Wednesday on the Jewish Normal Hospital.

A handful of different Maimonides seniors, who’ve additionally received their first dose of the vaccine, have developed COVID-19, relations say.

Beverly Spanier, a retired instructor and Maimonides resident, examined constructive for COVID-19 a couple of days after receiving the primary dose of the vaccine. She was hospitalized, however is now again dwelling.

There has additionally been an outbreak on the CHSLD St-Antoine in Quebec Metropolis, one of many province’s first vaccination websites.

In justifying the choice to now not preserve doses in reserve, Well being Minister Christian Dubé and Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, govt director of Montreal’s centre-west well being authority, have mentioned that one dose of the vaccine reaches an efficacy fee of 90 per cent after two weeks.