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Cascades to establish COVID-19 vaccination hub in Quebec


April 9, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Cascades will establish a COVID-19 vaccination hub in Kingsey Falls, Que. in May.

The site will support the health and social services network in the Mauricie – Centre-du-Québec region. It will provide supervised vaccination, in the order of priority established by the public health authorities, of Cascades employees, their families and the general population.

“This initiative is the natural extension of all the measures put in place at Cascades to fight against COVID-19,” says Mario Plourde, president and chief executive officer of Cascades, in a statement. “It is also an expression of our desire to help the entire community during these difficult times.”

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Cascades has its own health expertise centre that serves all of its operations in North America. Drawing on its experience with influenza vaccination in recent years, the company will ensure the implementation of this vaccination clinic is in compliance with the recommendations of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec (CIUSSS MCQ).

The company says it will allocate resources to ensure proper logistics and communications, and recruit volunteers to run the operation.

As a member of the Regroupement des entreprises pour la vaccination, Cascades will also work in partnership with other company-based vaccination sites to support its Québec employees in their vaccination process.

“Cascades is well known for a long time in our region for its community involvement,” says Gilles Hudon, associate CEO of  CIUSSS MCQ.

“So it’s no surprise to see the company getting involved and lending a hand in the COVID-19 vaccination drive. We are grateful for its participation in this government initiative to accelerate the vaccination of the population.”