St Catharines man gets milestone 200,000th vaccine at area COVID-19 clinic

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Published July 5, 2021 at 4:33 pm

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A St Catharines man was a big part of a major milestone set on July 3 for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic located in the City’s Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.

Local resident Nick Swift received the 200,000th dose at the clinic.

In a release from Health Niagara, Swift was thrilled to be part of the achievement.

“I’m so grateful that here in Canada we have access to vaccines,” he said. “Being number 200,000 for Niagara Health has been a privilege and I’m so thankful to the team here today.”

The clinic, which averages roughly 2,500 vaccinations per day, is responsible for nearly half the vaccines being given out through the entire Niagara Region.

Linda Boich, an Executive Vice-President with Niagara Health, lauded the Seymour-Hannah clinic for its work during the vaccination process.

“I continue to be so proud of the vaccination clinic team that has worked exceptionally hard to safely and effectively administer vaccinations against COVID-19,” she said.

“Getting vaccinated and continuing to follow public health measures are the key to our recovery from the pandemic, and I would encourage everyone to do their part.”

As of July 3, Niagara Region has given 66.5 per cent of its regional residents their first vaccine while 33.3 per cent had received their second dose.

Across the country as of July 4, some 68.9 per cent of Canadians have received their first vaccine while an additional 34.4 per cent were fully vaccinated.

(Photo of Nick Swift, left, with a clinic volunteer provided by Niagara Health)

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