Mass vaccination clinics in Ajax, Oshawa extended to end of year

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Published September 27, 2021 at 9:10 am

Durham Region Health Department and Lakeridge Health have extended the timeline for two COVID-19 mass immunization clinics to remain open until the end of 2021.

The clinics, located at Audley Recreation Centre in Ajax and Oshawa’s Ontario Tech Campus Ice Centre, were slated to close by mid to late September, but both clinics will now remain open joining the list of walk-in, pop-up and mobile clinics being offered in numerous communities throughout Durham.

Both clinics will remain open to the public to provide access for both walk-ins appointments. For more information on locations and hours of operation, see www.durham.ca/covidvaccines.

The decision to extend the operation of these stationary clinics is to help address an increased demand for the vaccine following provincially mandated vaccination policies in high-risk settings as of Sept. 7 and proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings, effective Sept. 22.

Since Sept. 1, Durham Health has seen a steady uptake in vaccinations with almost 6,000 individuals receiving a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. To date in Durham Region, nearly 82 per cent of the 12-plus population have received at least one dose, while 77 per cent are now fully vaccinated.

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