Niagara Health will officially close its mass vaccination clinic at the Seymour-Hannah arena on Aug. 15 and will open a new smaller clinic at the St. Catharines Site on Aug. 17.
The new vaccination clinic, which will be located in the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at our St. Catharines Site, will open on Aug. 17 and will serve approximately 200 patients per day. This clinic will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week and will offer both walk-in and booked appointments.
In addition, the St. Catharines Site COVID-19 assessment centre will close Aug. 15 and will re-open at the Greater Niagara General Site on Aug. 16. The operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
“Thank you to the staff and physicians who helped run this clinic as well as those working at the assessment centre and hospital during these challenging times,” says Linda Boich, Executive Vice President, Quality, and Mental Health and Addictions, Executive Lead, Integrated Care and Executive Lead, Niagara COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force. “It’s been a true team effort to get COVID-19 activity down and vaccinations up, and it is encouraging to be at this point in our careful and gradual recovery. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 activity to ensure we are keeping our patients and teams safe.”
As of Aug. 4, we have administered 249,183 doses at our clinic and 70.1 per cent of eligible residents in Niagara have been fully vaccinated. If you or a loved one still needs a first or second dose, we strongly encourage you to walk-in to the arena between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. any day for the Pfizer vaccine before Aug. 15. Same day and future date bookings are also available through the provincial booking tool or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
“Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is our only way out of this pandemic and we strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to do so as soon as possible,” says Dr. Karim Ali, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and Pandemic Preparedness Lead at Niagara Health. “Please get vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.”
We will provide an update on the transition to our new vaccination clinic prior to its opening on Aug. 17.