May 31, 2021 - Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU), in collaboration with various community partners, is expanding opportunities for everyone 12 and older to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
“We want to enhance access to the COVID-19 vaccine and make it easier and more convenient for people to get it,” said Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health. “We have neighbourhood-based “pop-up” clinics coming up and we encourage anyone in those areas who is eligible for vaccine to attend. In addition, some targeted youth and family clinics have also been set up.”
Dedicated clinics will be held during the week of June 14th for youth ages 12 to 17 years. In addition any family members of youth who have not yet received their first dose can also book in these clinics. These have been set up in conjunction with local school boards who have also distributed the booking information to parents and caregivers.
At this time, five neighbourhood-based clinics (pop-up clinics) have been set up in Thunder Bay. These are targeted to anyone aged 12 years and older in those and nearby neighbourhoods. Appointments can be booked by visiting the TBDHU website or by calling the TBDHU Call Centre at 625-5900. Limited walk-in spots will also be available, as supply allows.
- June 14 – Windsor/Picton/Blucher area
- June 16 – Academy/Trillium area
- June 21 – County Fair area (Our Lady of Charity School)
- June 24 – McKellar Park area (McKellar Park School)
- June 28 – Westfort area
TBDHU, along with community partners, is actively planning clinics in other areas, including in rural areas outside of Thunder Bay. More details on these clinics will be provided shortly and added to the COVID-19 Immunization Clinic page of the TBDHU website.
In the District communities, the local Family Health Teams continue to deliver vaccine clinics, using the expanded criteria. For individuals in the District, please visit the TBDHU website for additional information and links to the Family Health Teams.
TBDHU encourages everyone, whether you have been vaccinated or not, to continue following all public health measures to protect the health of individuals and our health system. If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, even mild ones, isolate immediately and arrange to get tested at your local assessment centre.
Visit TBDHU.com for more information.
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