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Local mass immunization clinics to close

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The local health unit is closing its mass immunization clinics.

Dr. Natalie Bocking, HKPR’s Medical Officer of Health, says the move comes as the majority of residents have gotten the shot. According to Bocking, 85.8 per cent have gotten the first dose, 82.4 per cent the second, and more than 60 per cent have gotten a booster.

The clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition closes Feb. 25, and the one at the Cobourg Community Centre on Feb. 26.

They’ll be replaced by clinics at the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) offices in Port Hope and Lindsay, with the clinics in Fenelon Falls and Minden running once a week until March 24.

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Until then, walk-in vaccinations are available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for anyone aged five and up. The shot will still be available at pharmacies, care providers, and other locations.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize all of our employees and volunteers who have been assisting with COVID-19 immunization, case and contact management and outbreak response,” says Dr. Bocking in a statement. “Your dedication and tremendous contributions to keeping the people of the Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge districts safe and healthy throughout this pandemic has been nothing short of extraordinary.”

You can find a list of vaccination sites at the health unit’s website.

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