A mass vaccination clinic at Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Center in Leamington will reopen in the new year, the health unit says.
Located at 249 Sherk Street, the clinic will have appointments for the first, second and third doses of COVID-19 vaccines available from 9 am to 3:45 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The clinic opens on January 5.
Appointments will be required and can be booked starting at 8 am at Sec. 29 by visiting wevax.ca or by calling 226-773-2200.
“I am extremely proud of our Leamington residents who have strived to be fully vaccinated over the past year. However, our work is not done, ”said Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “We need everyone who is eligible to get their booster shot as soon as possible, and the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Center is a great and convenient place to do just that. Get online and book appointments for you and your family ASAP. “
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and its partners operated a mass vaccination clinic at the Leamington Recreation Center from March until its closure in August, when demand for second doses declined across the region. With tens of thousands of local residents now eligible for booster shots, the health unit has chosen to reopen the clinic, with plans to open another mass vaccination site in West Windsor.
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“Health workers throughout the region are stepping up their efforts and working twice as hard during the holiday season to get vaccines in as many arms as possible in response to the highly communicable omicron variant,” said Warden Gary McNamara. “Please help our health care heroes help you by getting vaccinated, receiving your booster as soon as you are eligible, and helping to ensure that older friends or family members get their booster as well.”
A series of temporary foreign worker vaccination clinics are also being planned in Windsor and Essex County.
In addition to mass vaccination clinics, COVID injections are available at participating pharmacies and primary care provider offices, as well as pop-up vaccination clinics. For more information on where to get a first, second, or third COVID-19 vaccine, visit wevax.ca .
Anyone 18 years of age or older who received a second dose at least three months ago is eligible for a booster shot.