KAWARTHA LAKES-Ross Memorial Hospital and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit are working together to make it even easier for area residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
“As vaccination rates continue to climb, we have seen the number of COVID-19 cases drop – that is no coincidence. Every person who receives their vaccine is part of an historic, global effort to save lives. Here at the Ross, we will continue working to break down whatever barriers may be preventing individuals from getting their vaccine so that we can all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.” says Kelly Isfan, President and CEO, Ross Memorial Hospital
No Appointment Needed Nights are being held at Ross Memorial’s drive-thru vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition on June 17, June 22, and June 24 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. using the Moderna vaccine.
Individuals 18 and older who meet provincial guidelines including the following criteria are eligible to attend the clinics:
- This will be your first vaccine dose.
- It has been eight weeks after first dose of AstraZeneca.
- It has been 28 days after first dose of Moderna.
- It has been 28 days after first dose of Pfizer.
“The Health Unit is pleased to see options expand to make vaccine easy to access for area residents. We know our residents are eager to get their first and second doses of vaccine and we continue to see extremely high uptake at our mass immunization clinics. We are pleased to continue supporting our partners to meet the COVID-19 vaccine needs of our communities.” states Dr. Natalie Bocking, Medical Officer of Health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Ross Memorial and the HKPR District Health Unit are committed to getting members of the community vaccinated to protect against COVID-19. Vaccination rate thresholds play a significant role in the Government of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province.
These No Appointment Needed Nights are the result of an increased vaccine supply in the region.
As of June 14, the HKPR District Health Unit has worked with partners to vaccinate a total of 121,575 people with first doses in their service region, which includes Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. More than 31,800 of those vaccinations have been delivered by Ross Memorial at the LEX drive-thru vaccine clinic.