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Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic At The LEX Closing On August 27

KAWARTHA LAKES-Ross Memorial Hospital’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) is closing on Friday, August 27.

Any individuals 12 and older with COVID-19 vaccination appointments booked for later than August 27 at the LEX need to move up their appointments, or simply show up at the LEX on Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. for their COVID-19 vaccination according to the hospital. No appointment needed.

“Ross Memorial Hospital is very proud of the role we have played in keeping our community safe throughout the pandemic. Our drive-thru vaccination clinic has received such overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community for its functionality and the outstanding efforts of our hard-working staff. The expertise, care and compassion they have delivered at the LEX during this historic effort is truly something to celebrate. Ross Memorial Hospital wants to thank every person who attended our drive-thru vaccination clinic for doing their part to help keep our community safe and healthy,” stated Kelly Isfan, President & CEO, Ross Memorial Hospital

 

Both Pfizer and Moderna are available on-site.

You are eligible to receive your second dose if you have waited the following time intervals;

  • Pfizer or Moderna as first dose – 28 days
  • AstraZeneca as first dose – 56 days

Individuals can visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call 1-833-943-3900 to move up their appointment.

Since opening on March 18, 2021, close to 60,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered by Ross Memorial Hospital at the LEX.

After August 27, there will still be opportunities available for individuals to get vaccinated.

Individuals can visit the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit vaccine page to see what local clinics are available. They can also check in with their primary care provider, and many Family Health Teams and community health centres in the area are providing doses.

Select pharmacies in the area are also offering vaccines, and appointments can be made directly with the pharmacy. Visit Ontario’s Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Locations page to search pharmacies by town, postal code, and vaccine type.

Next week, Ross Memorial Hospital is running pop-up vaccination clinics in smaller centres throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes. The schedule for these clinics, also no appointment needed, are as follows:

Bolsover Community Centre, Wednesday, August 11 from 9-11 a.m.

Norland Recreation Centre, Wednesday, August 11 from 1-3 p.m.

Kinmount Community Centre, Thursday, August 12 from 9-11 a.m.

Baddow Community Centre, Thursday, August 12 from 1-3 p.m.

Manvers Community Centre, Friday, August 13 from 10 a.m.-Noon

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