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Pop-up clinic in Downtown St. Catharines this Saturday and Sunday

Residents who need a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are invited to pop in to an upcoming Niagara Region Public Health clinic at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines.
 
Our economy has struggled during the course of this pandemic. Vaccination is key to ending the disruption of the pandemic, and enabling our downtowns and commercial districts to return to vibrancy. Young adults, whose vaccination uptake lags, are particularly encouraged to get vaccinated.
 
As mass immunization efforts continue, pop-up clinics like this will hopefully give even more opportunity for people in Niagara to get vaccinated. This pop-up clinic will be available for walk-ins only, and both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be offered.   
 
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 28 from noon to 8:45 p.m. (or until supply runs out) and Sunday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until supply runs out)
 
WHERE: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2
 
WHO: Anyone 12+ and those turning 12 this year (born on or before Dec. 31, 2009)
 
Niagara Region Public Health would like to thank the City of St. Catharines and the St. Catharines Downtown Association for their partnership in organizing this clinic and helping in our efforts. We continue to partner with organizations across the Niagara community as we work to vaccinate as many people in the region as possible.
 
“As we look ahead to getting back to school and work, this pop up clinic is one of the ways that Public Health is making it even easier to get your COVID-19 vaccine,” said Walter Sendzik, Mayor of the City of St. Catharines. “Getting the shot is just one way that we can all do our part to protect each other and protect the recovery in our neighbourhoods, schools and work places. If you have questions, talk to a trusted health professional or the Niagara Region Public Health team.”
 
“We are very grateful to welcome Niagara Region Public Health to host a pop-up vaccine clinic in Downtown St. Catharines this weekend,” said Rachel Braithwaite, executive director, St. Catharines Downtown Association. “Getting vaccinated is imperative to help reduce the spread and support our small businesses to stay open.”
 
Those coming to visit us at the pop-up clinic are reminded to:
  • Wear a mask
  • Screen yourself for symptoms of COVID-19. If you're feeling unwell, come visit us another day.
  • Take any regular medication
  • Make sure to eat before coming to the vaccination clinic to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated
  • Wear a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt
  • Dress for the weather, as you may need to wait outside
  • To get your mind off the needle, bring an object such as a mobile device, fidget spinner or book. You can also bring a person with you for support, such as a family member.
A full schedule of Niagara Region Public Health clinics can be found on our website, and more clinics will continue to be added.

Media Inquiries

Courtney Westerhof
Niagara Region Public Health
905-688-8248
courtney.westerhof@niagararegion.ca


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