University To Provide Downtown Windsor Space For Future Vaccinations

Thursday February 4th, 2021

Posted at 5:16pm

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The University of Windsor is working with Windsor Regional Hospital to establish space in downtown Windsor for a future vaccination site.

The Windsor Hall building, located at Pitt and Ferry streets, houses the School of Social Work and the Department of Continuing Education and is being transformed for vaccination needs.

The hospital says that vaccinations will continue at the St. Clair College Sportsplex, where the hospital has inoculating individuals with the Pfizer vaccine as part of the province’s Phase 1 vaccination rollout plan.

Windsor Hall allows for expanded capacity and will serve as a “backup” plan in the event the Sportsplex in south Windsor is required for use again as a field hospital for patients.

In addition, when the area reaches the next phases of Ontario’s vaccination rollout plan including eventual vaccinations of the general public, Windsor Hall will be in place as one of several vaccination centres in the region.

The timing of its opening is unknown at this time and is dependent on further Pfizer vaccination supply in coming weeks

To date, more than 8,000 staff from long-term care and retirement homes, hospitals and congregate care settings have received initial vaccinations to date at the Sportsplex.

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