St Catharines vaccination clinic now taking daily walk-ins

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Published June 30, 2021 at 6:25 pm

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The COVID-19 vaccination centre, set up in St Catharines’ Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre, will be taking walk-in appointments from 2 to 4 pm every day starting today (June 30).

A release from Niagara Health explains that the group is “using this new approach to fill any last-minute cancellations or no-show appointment slots. Please note that walk-in spots are on a first-come, first-served basis and they are not guaranteed.”

Niagara Health added, “If this is your first dose, you must be over the age of 12. If this is your second dose, you must be 18 and older in 2021, and your first dose must be at least 28 days post-Moderna or Pfizer and eight weeks post for AstraZeneca.”

As with all clinics, residents should bring their health card or some form of government-issued identification, as well as their first dose vaccination receipt.

If residents would rather book their appointment instead of relying on a first-come, first-served situation, eligible individuals can now book a vaccination appointment at the Niagara Health run Seymour-Hannah vaccination clinic using the Government of Ontario online booking system or by calling 1-833-943-3900

Niagara Health said for residents who have already booked their second vaccination but would like to push the date forward, there are criteria.

  • All remaining adults aged 18 and older who have received their first dose (anyone who received their first dose on or after June 28 will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose.)
  • Indigenous people 12 and older and their non-Indigenous household members (details on the Niagara Region website)
  • Individuals with highest-risk health conditions
  • Eligible high-risk health care workers
  • People who live in a care home or group living setting

“To ensure maximum protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, individuals should get vaccinated as soon as they can and book their second dose as soon as they are eligible,” said Niagara Health.

“The best vaccine for your second dose is the vaccine that is available first. All vaccines provided in Ontario provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants. Mixing vaccines is safe, effective, and enables more Ontarians to receive their second dose sooner.”

As of June 28 at 5 p.m., Niagara Health has administered 189,713 vaccinations. ​​Of that, ​​144,320 were first doses and 45,393 ​​​were second doses.

(Photo of Seymour-Hannah vaccination clinic courtesy of Niagara Health)

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