Niagara Health shutting down St Catharines vaccine clinic Saturday

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Published September 23, 2021 at 4:17 pm

Some 260,000 shots later, Niagara Health is shutting down the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the St Catharines site this Saturday (September 25).

“We continue to urge those who are unvaccinated to do so as soon as possible,” says Linda Boich, Executive Vice President, Quality, and Mental Health and Addictions, Executive Lead for Integrated Care and the Niagara Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

“Since the fourth wave began, the majority of our patients in the hospital with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Getting fully vaccinated will help limit the spread of this highly contagious virus, protect Niagara residents from serious illness and bring an end to this prolonged pandemic.”

She noted that while the number of bookings at the Niagara Health clinic has dropped over the last several months, targeted efforts such as pop-up clinics at schools and other convenient locations across the region are helping to increase vaccination rates for first and second doses.

On the last day, the clinic will close at 3:30 pm for walk-ins and 4 pm for booked appointments.

“Closing our vaccination clinic will help with our human resources efforts by returning those who have been deployed to return to their regular work or to NH priorities and help address staffing pressures and support for those providing front-line hospital care,” says Boich.

Vaccination remains a priority, and there will be a number of options for Niagara residents to get vaccinated, including:

  • Same-day and future appointments at public health clinics through the provincial booking tool or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
  • Dedicated pop-up clinics by Niagara Region Public Health in convenient locations.
  • Participating pharmacies.
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