COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic to open in city of Waterloo on Sunday – Kitchener
The Waterloo area has announced that a pop-up clinic will open next week in Waterloo for those seeking a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The clinic, which is being set up in collaboration with the province and the Canadian Red Cross, is run by 99 Regina St. S.
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It will be staffed exclusively with members of the Canadian Red Cross.
“The Canadian Red Cross is excited to support the Waterloo area and offer additional community vaccination appointments,” said Tanya Elliott, vice president of Ontario for the Canadian Red Cross.
“The Red Cross is continuing to build capacity to improve access to the COVID-19 vaccine across Ontario.”
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The clinic will open from January 2 to January 8, 2022 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with an additional 1,400 appointments as the region tries to clear the massive backlog of people who need a COVID-19 vaccination.
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While more than 120,000 residents of the region have already received a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, that equates to only about 20 percent of the region’s population.
Additionally, according to Tuesday’s report, only 42 percent of people in the age group five to eleven got their first shot with a COVID-19 vaccine.
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