Quebec Order of Chemists 

Apr 20, 2021, 06:35 ET

MONTREAL, April 20, 2021 / CNW Telbec / - The Ordre des chimistes du Québec (OCQ) is proud to announce that its members can administer the vaccine against COVID-19.

“Our professional order brings together members with varied skills, particularly in analytical chemistry, clinical biochemistry, pharmacology and molecular diagnostics. This is why we are pleased that the authorities concerned recognize our expertise to participate in the war effort deployed in response to COVID-19. We hope that our participation in the vaccination operations will be beneficial so that the entire Quebec population has the right to a first dose of vaccine by the summer as hoped by the Quebec government ”, affirms the president of the OCQ, Mr. Michel Alsayegh.

Chemists will be able, under the clinical supervision of a licensed health care professional, to administer doses of vaccine to the population. They will also be able to make the mixtures required to prepare doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Chemists wishing to contribute to the vaccination effort must be employed by a health and social services establishment or must act on behalf of a person or organization with which a health and social services establishment social have made an agreement for the dispensation.

The OCQ invites members who want to contribute to the vaccination effort to register on the I contribute !  from the Government of Quebec:  

Since 2020, the OCQ has offered its help to act as a coordinator and facilitator in the mobilization of its members who will volunteer for screening and vaccination related to COVID-19. The OCQ's objective remains to continue to offer its full cooperation to the Government of Quebec in order to combine our forces and thus contribute to a return to normalcy.

About the OCQ 

The Ordre des chimistes du Québec has nearly 3,000 members working in sectors as varied as health, the environment, the judiciary, food and research. Its mission is to ensure the protection of the Quebec public in the exercise of chemistry, omnipresent in the lives of Quebecers. The Ordre des chimistes du Québec was one of the first professional organizations to be governed by the adoption of the Professional Code in 1973.

SOURCE Order of Chemists of Quebec

For further information: Roselyne Phaneuf, 450 779-9181; Mathieu Santerre, 581 996-5344, [email protected]