Vaccination of C-K residents aged 80 and over starts Saturday

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Audrey Clare, 87, a resident of Fairfield Park since 2015, was among the first wave to receive the COVID-19 vaccine .

Chatham-Kent residents aged 80 and over can now book appointments for their COVID-19 vaccines.

On Friday the CK Vaccination Team announced it will begin administering the Pfizer  COVID-19 vaccine to those residents  beginning on Saturday.

CK Public Health is advising citizens 80 years and older to please call the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic booking centre starting Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Scheduled appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the last appointment at 7:30 p.m.

The vaccination clinic is hosted in the John D. Bradley Centre at 565 Richmond Street, Chatham.

It is by appointment only and drop-ins are not permitted. Appointments can only be booked by calling 519.351.1010.

“Due to expected high call volumes initially, it may take multiple attempts to speak with a representative,” stated CK Public Health in a press release. “Please do not call your doctor’s office or the Bradley Centre location.”

The vaccination team is continuing to vaccinate the priority population in Phase 1 of Chatham-Kent’s vaccination plan which includes long-term care and high-risk retirement home residents, staff, and caregivers as well as First Nations elder care homes.

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