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  • Nikki Mantell

I got the AZ jab!

I couldn’t help it. I just had to run this “vaxxie” (vaccine-selfie). They are now all the rage with my fellow Canadian Gen-Xers.

Last week, I was lucky enough to snag a coveted appointment for a vaccine at the community centre in Wakefield, after the province announced the day prior that it was dropping the age to 45 and up for those willing to get the AstraZeneca jab.


I made history, being one of about 88,000 people in Quebec who got vaccinated April 22 — a one-day record for COVID-19 vaccinations across the province. My cohort is coming out in droves, showing no fear in the face of the headlines about the AZ vax.

In Quebec, more people in the 45 to 54 age group got the shot or made appointments in one day of eligibility than those in the 55 to 59 age group managed over two weeks. #GenXZeneca