COVID-19 pandemic – Vaudreuil-Soulanges businesses will participate in vaccination efforts
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Soulanges Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Social Services, Marilyne Picard issued a communiqué April 27 that businesses in the region have offered their contribution in order to speed up the vaccination campaign.
This contribution will be manifested mainly through a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CCIVS) which, in close collaboration with the Integrated Health and Social Services Center of Montérégie-Ouest (CISSSMO), will set up a mobile vaccination center in the coming weeks.
“This regional initiative, details of which will be unveiled shortly, is another manifestation of the entrepreneurial community's willingness to collaborate with the health and social services network as part of the unprecedented vaccination operation currently being deployed in Quebec,” it read. “It will complement the work of the in-company vaccination centers which have been announced in recent weeks.”
“We have some very important weeks ahead of us, with the vaccination of the general population fast approaching,” said Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services. “Our government is determined to make every effort to overcome this pandemic. To achieve this, we must mobilize and structure all available aid, and be creative and flexible in exploring new avenues. We are very grateful to the Quebec companies who will help with mass vaccination, one way or another. Vaccinating with companies means winning faster against the virus. "
“I am very proud of the mobilization of the CCIVS following our government's appeal,” said Picard. “They immediately turned to local members in order to seek out all the expertise necessary to pursue a common mission: vaccination in the workplace. This collaboration between the CCIVS and the CISSSMO results in an initiative unique in Quebec and representative of the needs of workers in the region.”
“As we believe that the solution for our companies lies in the vaccination program, it became important for us to be able to contribute concretely to this collective effort,” added Mathieu Miljours, CCIVS Director General. “The project that we presented to CISSSMO is, by its uniqueness, a reflection of the originality and creativity of our members supporting the project, who were able to think ‘outside the box.’ We now expect a favourable response from our partners who have already expressed an interest in the project.”