Residents in the Ridgetown area will have COVID-19 vaccinations right in their backyards this week.
On Thursday, starting at 9 a.m., the clinic opens at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus in Wilson Hall.
The clinic will be administering Moderna vaccines to anyone from the public aged 18 years and older.
The clinic will accept walk-ins as able. However, residents are being encouraged to book an appointment by calling 519-354-0070 ext. 614.
The clinic will accept individuals for their first or second dose of Moderna as long as they meet the provincial eligibility for the second dose interval.
Individuals seeking a second dose should call to book an appointment in advance to confirm they meet the provincial eligibility.
As the primary care lead for the local COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Chatham-Kent, Dr. Vishal Chawla urges people to take advantage of the clinic.
“Medication doesn’t work if you don’t take it. An unused vaccination sitting on the shelf is no different,” he said in a media release.
Chawla stressed it is important to receive both doses.
“Vaccination is our ticket out of this pandemic,” he said.
The Ridgetown COVID-19 vaccine community clinic is being delivered via a partnership with Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres, Tilbury District Family Health Team, Chatham-Kent Family Health Team, Thamesview Family Health Team, Medavie EMS Ontario, Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team and supported by Chatham-Kent Public Health.