COVID-19 vaccination campaign
ÉTS is ready for everyone to return to campus for the Fall sessionFriday, May 21, 2021
During a press conference on Thursday, May 20, Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services, accompanied by Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education, and Danielle McCann, Minister of Higher Education, announced new details concerning the COVID-19 vaccination campaign that is set to begin on May 25, and more specifically, concerning young people between the ages of 12 and 17 years.
Speaking on a very positive note, the Ministers all agreed that expanding the vaccination campaign to this age group is a sure sign of an accelerated return to normalcy.
Minister McCann took the opportunity to reiterate the importance of being vaccinated. She clearly specified that, if 75% of the population aged 12 years and older receives two doses of the vaccine, all CEGEP and university students will be able to return to school in person beginning in August. She also encouraged the college and university student community to take advantage of the appointment time slots that are already available to get vaccinated and allow for an in-person back-to-school period in the fall, as is being planned at ÉTS.
Very encouraging signs
Current indicators show a significant trend toward attaining vaccination targets in Québec. These encouraging signs confirm that our objective of delivering 80% of our courses in person for the Fall session, as previously announced, is within reach.
ÉTS is ready for everyone to return to campus. For a number of months, everything has been in place to ensure a harmonious, safe, and we hope even a festive return to campus. After all of the efforts that have been expended over the course of the last year, all we need is one more shot ¬– the vaccine.