Heath unit holding four COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the region this week
(Supplied by the Province of British Columbia)
The local health unit is holding four COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the Parry Sound region this week.
The first clinic is Wednesday at Bobby Orr Community Centre located at 7-17 Mary Street in Parry Sound from 4 to 7 PM.
The second clinic will be Thursday at the Seguin Municipal Office Parking Lot located at 5 Humphrey Drive from 11 AM until 1 PM.
The third one will be on Friday at the South River Brewing Co. located at 309 B Hwy 124 from 4 to 6 PM.
And the fourth one will also be on Friday at the Trout Creek Community Centre located at 181 Main Street West in Trout Creek from 1 to 2:30 PM.
All clinics will offer both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and any residents looking to receive their first or second dose can come to the clinics on a walk-in basis.
Residents are also reminded that vaccines are available on a first-come basis, while supplies last and no appointment is necessary.
Second doses must be at least 21 days after the first dose of Pfizer vaccine, at least 28 days after the first dose of Moderna vaccine, or eight weeks after a first dose of AstraZeneca with informed consent.
When attending a clinic, individuals are encouraged to dress for the weather as they may be required to wait outdoors before entering the clinic.
They are also reminded to bring a health card, a list of any medications they are taking, wear a loose-fitting shirt that allows easy access to the upper arm and bring any assistive devices as needed.
Vaccine clinics are also taking place at schools for staff and students only.
Staff, students, parents and guardians can contact their school for more information.