GO-VAXX bus coming to St Catharines university on September 9

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Published August 27, 2021 at 3:47 pm

With Brock University students needing at least one COVID-19 shot before returning to school on September 7 and a second one scheduled by mid-October at the latest, Metrolinx has stepped up (or rather, will drive up) to help students out.

A mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic will roll into the St Catharines university Thursday, September 9.

Recently, the Ontario government partnered with Metrolinx to temporarily convert two GO Transit buses into mobile vaccination clinics as part of its effort to get as many people in the province vaccinated as possible.

The two fully accessible GO-VAXX buses have been touring the Golden Horseshoe region offering anyone aged 12 and over first or second doses of the Health Canada-approved Pfizer vaccine.

One of the two buses will be set up in the Zone 3 parking lot at the main Brock University campus from approximately 11 am to 7 pm on September 9 offering vaccines to students, faculty, staff and anyone from the wider community.

“Hosting the GO-VAXX bus one day after our Fall Term gets underway offers the Brock community another convenient option to get vaccinated,” said Lynn Wells, Interim President of Brock University told the on-campus newspaper, Brock News.

“Our aim for the coming academic year is to get back to offering students the on-campus experience Brock is known for. Achieving that goal relies on a high rate of vaccination among our students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus.”

The GO-VAXX buses are first-come, first-served walk-in clinics and do not offer appointments.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the GO-VAXX bus to receive their vaccine is reminded to:

  • Bring your health card. If you do not have a health card or your health card is expired, bring another form of government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, status card or birth certificate.
  • Eat and drink something before you arrive to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated.
  • Dress for the weather in case there is a lineup.
  • Wear clothing that allows for easy access to the upper arm such as a loose-fitting top or a T-shirt.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose, mouth and chin.
  • Do not visit the GO-VAXX bus if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
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