New vaccine clinics coming this week

Staff

Five walk-in clinics have been added for the Rainy River District this week – two for Rainy River and three for Fort Frances. The Fort Frances clinics will be held Thursday, June 17, Friday June 18 and Saturday, June 19, at St. Frances School, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Rainy River clinics will be held at the Rainy River High School, June 15 and 16, from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Who can attend?

1st dose – aged 12 or older

2nd dose – eligible in the following groups:

  • anyone born in 1951 or earlier (70+)
  • anyone who had their first dose of Moderna or Pfizer on or before May 9. Those who received AstraZeneca for their first does must wait eight weeks until their second dose.
  • First Nations, Inuit and Metis people and their household members
  • those who live in a long-term care home or Elder care lodge
  • transplant recipients, dialysis patients, cancer patients on active treatment, and those taking anti-CD20 agent medications
  • high risk health care workers

At this time, those who had their first shot between April 19 and May 9 cannot book an appointment online and can only attend a walk-in for their 2nd dose.

Bring your health card, and confirmation code and be prepared for the weather, in case you need to wait outside. It is also a good idea to wear short sleeves and have something to eat before arrival.

Pfizer and Moderna can now be mixed for those needing their 2nd doses; if NWHU does not have supply of the brand they received the 1st time, they will get the other.

Appointments can be booked for any of the clinic dates, to save a wait in line. To book through the provincial system, visit www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call 1-833-943-3900.

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