Ontario Premier Doug Ford visited the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Seymour Hannah Sports & Entertainment Centre on Monday, March 29 to see first hand the #TeamNiagara approach to fighting COVID-19.
He and Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff met members of the team and spoke with a number of patients who were getting their shot. The Premier commented how impressed he was with the teamwork, how smoothly the clinic operates and how heartwarming the post-it notes are that surround the clinic.
Niagara Health is also proud to have reached another significant milestone: more than 45,000 doses of vaccine administered by our team at the Seymour-Hannah hospital vaccination clinic.
Important vaccine clinic information and updates
As of Monday March 29, individuals aged 70 and over can now book a vaccination appointment at the Niagara Health run Seymour-Hannah vaccination clinic using the Government of Ontario online booking system and call centre.
We encourage those coming to the arena for their appointment to please follow the recommendations provided in your appointment confirmation email. People are asked to arrive 10 minutes early but to remain in their vehicles until five minutes prior to their appointment. Individuals arriving for their appointments early can result in lineups at the clinic.
Niagara Health continues to administer the vaccine to targeted groups at the arena clinic or in the hospital. This work will evolve and change, and now includes:
- Niagara residents 70+ years old
- Complex care patients in hospital and those at home who are supported by Home and Community Care providers, regardless of age
- Frontline healthcare workers
- People with the following highest-risk health conditions: dialysis and oncology patients (identified by their healthcare provider)
- Faith leaders
At this time vaccinations continue to be arranged by appointment only.