After administering almost 260,000 doses, Niagara Health will permanently close our COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the St. Catharines Site on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Vaccination remains a priority, and there will be a number of options for Niagara residents to get vaccinated, including:
- Same-day and future appointments at public health clinics through the provincial booking tool or by calling 1-833-943-3900 (you can continue to book or walk-into Niagara Health’s clinic until Sept. 25).
- Dedicated pop-up clinics by Niagara Region Public Health in convenient locations.
- Participating pharmacies and primary care providers.
“We continue to urge those who are unvaccinated to do so as soon as possible,” says Linda Boich, Executive Vice President, Quality, and Mental Health and Addictions, Executive Lead for Integrated Care and the Niagara Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. “Since the fourth wave began, the majority of our patients in the hospital with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Getting fully vaccinated will help limit the spread of this highly contagious virus, protect Niagara residents from serious illness and bring an end to this prolonged pandemic.”
While the number of bookings at the Niagara Health clinic has decreased over the last several months, targeted efforts such as pop-up clinics at schools and other convenient locations across the region are helping to increase vaccination rates for first and second doses.
In addition to the work at the Niagara Health clinic, our mobile vaccine team has administered more than 850 COVID-19 vaccines to admitted patients since March 2021. We will continue to offer this service to patients who are medically stable.
We are grateful to our staff, physicians and partners who have gone above and beyond to vaccinate and care for our patients and their families throughout the pandemic.
The clinic will close at 3:30 p.m. for walk-ins and 4 p.m. for booked appointments on Sept. 25.
“Closing our vaccination clinic will help with our human resources efforts by returning those who have been deployed to return to their regular work or to NH priorities and help address staffing pressures and support for those providing front-line hospital care,” says Linda.