Over the next several days only, Niagara Health is working with family doctors in the community to directly schedule residents 80 years of age and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccinations will take place at the hospital’s clinic at Seymour Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre in St. Catharines.
Individuals are being contacted directly to book their appointments with the clinic.
This is a short-term measure in the lead up to the opening of Niagara Region Public Health clinics later this month. These clinics are part of Public Health’s plans for public vaccinations: https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/covid-19/vaccination.aspx#phases
As of March 15, Niagara residents 80 years of age and older will be able to book their own appointments directly using the province’s booking system, consisting of an online portal and phone line.
At this time, Niagara Health will continue to vaccinate targeted groups at the arena clinic or in the hospital. This work will evolve and change, and currently includes:
Current or recently admitted 80+ year old patients of Niagara Health or Hotel Dieu Shaver Health & Rehabilitation Centre
Complex care patients in hospital and those at home who are supported by Home and Community Care providers, regardless of age
Frontline healthcare workers and others deemed eligible per the provincial guidance
In all cases, those eligible for an appointment will be contacted directly.
We will provide updates as this work progresses. The best way to stay up-to-date is to follow our vaccination clinic webpage: https://www.niagarahealth.on.ca/site/vaccination-clinic.