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  • Stuart Benson

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’

Nearly a hundred seniors receive vaccine on first day in Wakefield


There was a palpable sense of optimism at Centre Wakefield La Pêche on March 11 as COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors over the age of 85 began at 10 a.m. that day.


Frédéric Parizeau, assistant director of the vaccination site, described the beginning of the vaccinations as a “light at the end of the tunnel,” not only for himself and his staff, but also for the 96 residents of the Outaouais receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. His face beamed with joy and pride, as he informed The Low Down that each of the residents vaccinated that day had already been scheduled for their second dose on July 2.