COVID-19: Mount Bryce, Westmount vaccine clinics to close in December: MLHU – London Pipa News

COVID-19: Mount Bryce, Westmount vaccine clinics to close in December: MLHU – London

Officials at the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) announced on Thursday that two COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the area would close forever by the end of the year.

He said the mass vaccination clinic at the Caradock Community Center in Mount Bryce would see its last day of operation on 14 December, while the vaccination clinic at Westmount Shopping Center would close at the end of the day on 30 December.

The Mount Bryce clinic first opened its doors on February 18, 2021, while the clinic in Westmount opened last July. The clinic later closed and reopened early last month.

Although the two clinics are closing, the health entity said in a statement that it “will continue to offer both primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the foreseeable future at its Western Fair COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic.”

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Vaccine doses can also be obtained through pharmacies and doctor’s offices.

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In the lead up to its closure, the health unit says that, from Monday, Caradoc Community Centre’s operating hours will be reduced to three days a week, Monday to Wednesday, from 11am to 6pm.

“As COVID-19 spreads like other respiratory illnesses, the health unit is reminding the community that vaccination is the most effective way to stay healthy as we head into the holiday season,” the health unit said in a statement. ” ,

According to the health unit, 197 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded between November 13 and 19, a decrease from the previous week, as well as five deaths. The positivity rate of the area was around 12 per cent.

Health officials note that PCR testing is unavailable to most Ontario residents, meaning the current available tally is likely low.

As of 19 November, almost 96 per cent of people aged 12 and over in London and Middlesex had received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while just over 26 per cent had received a booster dose in the previous six months.

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In total, around 1.31 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in London and Middlesex, the health unit says.

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