If you’re wondering why the mass vaccination clinic at the John D. Bradley Centre was closed over the weekend, there’s an explanation.
Chatham-Kent Public Health temporarily paused vaccinations last week as it awaited the arrival of its next shipment.
As vaccine freezers are empty, the mass vaccination clinic at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham will be closed until the arrival of more vaccines.
“Thanks to the hard work of the (Chatham-Kent vaccination team,) we have used up our current supply as quickly and safely as we can, and have completed our vaccinations for this week,” read a social media post by Chatham-Kent Public Health.
Chatham-Kent Public Health credited the work of the vaccination team for using up the current supply as quickly as they could.
Clinic hours of operation will continue to fluctuate as vaccines continue to be limited, Public Health stated. Mobile outreach vaccination clinics were set up throughout the weekend in Chatham-Kent.
As it stands, Chatham-Kent is currently in Phase 1 of its vaccination plan. The following groups are currently eligible to be vaccinated:
– Residents, staff, and essential caregivers of congregate care settings for seniors
– Alternative level of care patients in hospitals
– Highest, very high, high and moderate priority health care workers
– Adults born in 1946 or earlier
– First Nation, Inuit, Metis and Urban Indigenous residents and their immediate household members aged 16+
– Adult recipients of chronic home care
Once the clinic reopens, vaccines can be booked by calling 519-351-1010. Chatham-Kent Public Health is currently not using the provincial booking system.