Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Grimsby
Today marks the opening of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Niagara West YMCA in Grimsby, following successful runs in Niagara Falls and Welland. At least 700 doses of vaccine will be administered today in Grimsby.
Currently, Niagara residents turning 75 or older in 2021 (born in 1946 or earlier) are eligible to book an appointment through the provincial vaccine booking system, either online at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 1-888-999-6488.
There are still a few appointments available for upcoming clinics in St. Catharines/Thorold and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Free transit to and from all clinic sites across Niagara is also available from Niagara transit operators. Visit Niagara Region for more information.
As part of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, Niagara Region Public Health is working diligently to ensure all vaccine doses are distributed in accordance with the provincial prioritization framework from the Ministry of Health.
At the end of each scheduled clinic day, there may be a small number of remaining doses of vaccine for many different reasons (e.g. no shows, extra doses drawn from vials). These vaccines are then administered to identified and prioritized individuals. For example, this group includes clinic volunteers who are important patient-facing health care workers involved in Niagara’s COVID-19 response. These, and other prioritized groups, are contacted directly by Public Health when there are remaining doses available, and as such, there is no list for residents to add their name to receive a dose of vaccine.
“Our fully-booked clinics continue to show the enthusiasm of Niagara’s residents to protect themselves and help tame this pandemic,” said Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Medical Officer of Health & Commissioner (Acting). “We know many are anxiously waiting their turn to be eligible for vaccination. Thank you for your ongoing patience. In the meantime, please help and encourage those close to you who are eligible for vaccination to make sure they get their shot. The more of us get vaccinated, the better we’ll be able to beat back this pandemic”
As always, the most up-to-date and timely information about COVID-19 and Public Health vaccination efforts can be found on our vaccination webpage.
Niagara Region Public Health
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