WINDSOR, Ont. – A southwestern Ontario hospital says it has opened a pediatric clinic as it expects a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in children to continue.
The Windsor Regional Hospital says the Paediatric Urgent Medical Assessment Clinic is intended for COVID-19 assessments for those aged 17 and younger.
The hospital says the goal of the clinic is to handle a predicted rise in cases.
They are also hoping it will divert patients from the emergency department.
The hospital says the clinic will offer COVID-19 testing, urgent care medical assessment and vaccinations to those born in 2009 or earlier seven days a week.
Children born in 2010 and later are not approved to be vaccinated yet against the virus.