Cascades announced that it will set up a COVID-19 vaccination hub in Kingsey Falls, Quebec, in May. This site will support the actions of the health and social services network in the Mauricie – Centre-du-Québec region. It will provide supervised vaccination, in the order of priority established by the public health authorities, of Cascades employees, their families, and the general population.
“The decision to contribute to the vaccination effort was made without hesitation,” said Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades. “This initiative is the natural extension of all the measures put in place at Cascades to fight against COVID-19. It is also an expression of our desire to help the entire community during these difficult times.”
According to Gilles Hudon, Associate CEO of Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec (CIUSSS MCQ), Cascades is well known for a long time in the region for its community involvement, therefore it is no surprise to see the company getting involved and lending a hand in the COVID-19 vaccination drive. “We are grateful for its participation in this government initiative to accelerate the vaccination of the population,” he specified.
Cascades has its own health expertise center which serves all of its operations in North America. Drawing on its experience with influenza vaccination in recent years, the company has the expertise to ensure the implementation of this vaccination clinic, in compliance with the recommendations of the CIUSSS MCQ.
In cooperation with other companies and organizations in the region, some resources necessary to ensure the project’s success will also be utilized, especially those in logistics and communications. Cascades will also recruit dozens of volunteers to ensure the operation runs smoothly.