'First dose Friday': Region to host walk-in vaccine clinics in high-risk neighbourhoods
KITCHENER -- Region of Waterloo Public Health will host two walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics for priority neighbourhoods on Friday.
Anyone 12 and older living or working in Alpine/Laurentian, Columbia/Lakeshore, Country Hills, Vanier/Rockway and Victoria Hills/Cherry Hill can come to one of the clinics for a "first dose Friday."
The clinics are located at:
Victoria Hills Community Centre
10 Chopin Dr. Kitchener
9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Chander Mowat Community Centre
222 Chandler Dr. Kitchener
11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
No appointments are necessary at the clinics and free parking is available.
During a Wednesday night regional council meeting, the plan was announced as part of a major strategy to get residents vaccinated.
"We've had community members go door to door where we've been working and holding info sessions, social media, etc., all about getting vaccinated," said Connie MacDonald, the chief communications strategist for the region.