Building Capacity Being Expanded For Third Doses

Saturday December 18th, 2021

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is working to ramp up community capacity to provide doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the City of Windsor and Essex County.

Currently, the following actions are being implemented:

  • Appointment slots at the Devonshire Mall Mass Vaccination site will increase due to extended hours and additional staffing.
  • A new mass vaccination site in the County, specifically in Leamington, is being established and will be operational early in January
  • A new vaccination site in the west end of Windsor will be operational early in January.
  • Dialogue with primary care partners and pharmacies to enhance access through these channels is ongoing.
  • Additional pop-up clinics in high-priority neighbourhoods are added to their website daily.

“The urgency to boost our community’s immunity has never been higher, and the WECHU is working round the clock with our partners taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to increase opportunities to access the vaccine. Please continue to check in at WEVAX.ca for new appointment times, pop-up clinic locations, and participating health care providers over the coming days,” said Nicole Dupuis, Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

An additional component of the booster strategy will see those under the age of 30 will receive the Pfizer vaccine with Moderna dedicated for those 30 and older.

“We want to assure the community that vaccination appointments and opportunities will continue to be a priority. Please be patient as we work together to increase access across our region for vaccination,” Dupuis said.

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