Pop-up vaccination clinic coming to Fort Erie’s Crystal Ridge Community Centre this Saturday

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Published August 9, 2021 at 4:26 pm

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Fort Erie residents who need a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can head down to the upcoming Niagara Region Public Health clinic at the Crystal Ridge Community Centre this Saturday (August 14).

Niagara Health said in a release, “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.

This pop-up clinic will run at the community centre (99 Ridge Rd South) from 10 am to 6 pm and anyone 12 years or older is welcome.

The clinic was organized by Wayne Gates, MPP for Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie, and the Town itself.

“We fought hard to ensure that Niagara got its fair share of vaccines, now we have to make sure we use them,” said Gates. “I am happy to partner with the Town of Fort Erie and Public Health to make these shots even more available.”

Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop added that the pop-up clinics are more expedient since no appointments are required. They operate as straight-up walk-ins.

“Pop-up clinics are designed to reduce vaccination barriers for people by eliminating the need to book an appointment or trek across the region to a mass vaccination site,” said Redekop.

“This new clinic will help us reach more people in Fort Erie by helping them get immunized in a way that works for them. I’m happy to say that we’re making great progress through these additional efforts but we need to keep going.”

(Photo of Crystal Ridge Community Centre courtesy of Fort Erie)

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