Those at risk have suffered the consequences of the pandemic in recent months, particularly those suffering from cancer.
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The Cancer Priority Coalition has called on the government to provide the entire population with influenza and pneumonia vaccines this fall.
“If, because of the deconfinement, we are experiencing more traffic in emergency rooms and hospitals, we fear that we will have to close or slow down oncology services even more,” said Eva Villalba of the Quebec Cancer Priority Coalition.
During confinement, treatment in hospitals was difficult to obtain. The organization would like the government to offer more suitable treatments.
We cite as an example France which offered the possibility of undergoing chemotherapy treatments by infusion at home.
In 2017-2018, 32% of people between the ages of 18 and 74 who are living with a chronic disease who have been vaccinated. In the 75 and over age group, it was 75%.