‘I had to lie’: Problems plague first day of Quebec’s vaccine registration system

‘I had to lie’: Problems plague first day of Quebec’s vaccine registration system
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MONTREAL —
Montrealers desperately trying to get their elderly parents vaccinated against COVID-19 are facing headaches and calls not going through on the first day registrations opened to the general public.

The province announced earlier this week that people aged 85 and older are now eligible for their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine beginning March 1 by appointment only at designated vaccination sites. A new phone line and website were meant to make the process smooth, but some are already facing problems getting an appointment.

“I tried to call the number … and it’s just busy, busy, busy all the time,” said Selina Itzkowitz, who tried calling early Thursday morning.

She said she instead turned to the online registration website to book an…



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