SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES — Biscuits Leclerc Ltd., a food and snack manufacturer, announced its participation in providing a new vaccination hub, which will be located in the François Leclerc Industrial Park in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The business and other partners from industrial parks will lend a hand to the Capitale-Nationale region’s vaccination efforts.
Along with the City of Saint-Augustin’s collaboration, the involvement of the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec and the following companies were also noted: Prémoulé, a manufacturer of postformed countertops and custom cabinet doors; Preverco, a manufacturer of hardwood floors; Richard & Levesque Cuisines Salles de Bain, a manufacturer of high-end custom kitchen cabinets and bathroom furniture; SBI, a manufacturer of residential heating products; and other companies to be named later.
“We are delighted to make part of our infrastructure available—namely, our gymnasium, which is large enough to accommodate the required resources. Our family business is 116 years old this year; of course, this means that my family members have weathered a number of crises, including the Spanish flu pandemic. Today, we are taking the action that was clearly needed to contribute to the community’s well-being and speed up vaccinations against the pandemic that has afflicted us for more than a year,” says Denis Leclerc, President of the Biscuits Leclerc Ltd.
The hub will be located at 91 Rotterdam Street in the François Leclerc Industrial Park in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.
Biscuits Leclerc has committed to covering the costs of its vaccination hub, including all the clinical teams needed to reach the goal of vaccinating 15,000 people (30,000 doses) in 90 days.
Mainly residents of the area west of Quebec City, including employees of companies in the industrial parks and their immediate families, will have access to the new vaccination hub based on the government’s priority guidelines. The general public and businesses’ employees will make appointments through the Clic Santé platform (at a date to be confirmed later). The vaccine administered on-site will be determined by the available doses, expert recommendations and clinical assessments at the time of vaccination.
“We are grateful to be able to count on the support of partners from the industrial park in Saint-Augustin and other nearby companies in the form of both human and physical resources. Their contribution is vital to the endeavour’s success,” says Mr. Leclerc.