MLHU Brings COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to White Oaks Mall After Success at Masonville Place | The Canadian News

The Middlesex-London Health Unit will host a walk-in clinic for the COVID-19 vaccine at White Oaks Mall from September 14 to at least September 25, following a successful 13-day run at CF Masonville Place.

The walk-in clinic at White Oaks Mall will be between the Bath and Body Works and Sephora locations and will operate from 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on weekends. The health unit says the easiest way to get there is through the south entrance near Maurice’s and H&M.

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“The success of our first mall clinic has shown that providing the COVID-19 vaccine in a retail setting is a viable and effective way to reach people who may not have been able to attend one of the mass vaccination clinics or emerging. ”Says Dr. Chris Mackie, medical health officer.

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“With the province’s vaccination trial plan going into effect on September 22 and other vaccination policies already in place, we expect the demand to be constant and we are ready to welcome anyone seeking to receive the vaccine.”

The health unit says the Masonville Place race “exceeded expectations” and saw more than 2,500 doses administered, with 52 percent of those first doses.

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Officials hope the clinic in White Oaks will help reach those who “have not been able to get vaccinated due to barriers including convenience, availability and transportation challenges.” The choice of location is also in line with MLHU’s strategy of offering the vaccine “easily and conveniently” in neighborhoods that have lower vaccination rates.

“That is a community that has been neglected, under-vaccinated and has had quite high rates of COVID related to the surrounding areas. Very grateful to the leadership at White Oaks Mall that has allowed our team to fill that role at their mall, ”Mackie said Monday.

He adds that the clinic will run for “at least next week,” but potentially longer.

White Oaks Mall General Manager Jeff Wilson says the mall is “more than happy to partner with the Middlesex-London Health Unit to help vaccinate as many people as possible.”

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“Our convenient location allows people to receive their vaccine dose while still enjoying the shops and services here at White Oaks Mall,” he said.

Information on all MLHU vaccine pop-up clinics can be found found on the website of the health unit.

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