Middlesex-London 2nd Vaccination Clinic opens in Mount Brydges to serve rural London communities

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The Middlesex London Health Unit and its partners officially opened the region’s second COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Caradoc Community Center in Mount Brydges on Thursday.

The opening is coming, the region is expanding its vaccination schedule, including who can get the vaccine.

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The medical health officer Dr. Chris Mackie said by Thursday they had vaccinated about 28,000 people in the Middlesex London area to date. The health unit and its partners are currently vaccinating about 1,000 people a day, a number that Mackie says will increase with the opening of the second location.

According to health officials, the Mount Brydges Vaccination Clinic can vaccinate 550 people per day at full capacity depending on supply.

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The opening of the second clinic is an important step in helping the rural community in the Middlesex London area, Mackie said.

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“Access to rural areas is becoming increasingly important for this region. We have a large and important rural population, so this allows for better access. If a greater vaccine supply is capable, we can get this under control as soon as possible . “

The Middlesex-London area’s second vaccinated clinic officially opened on February 18, 2021 at the Caradoc Community Center in Mount Brydges.

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Strathroy-Caradoc Mayor Joanne Vanderheeyden was delighted with the role her community is playing in the vaccination effort.

“It’s in the middle of Middlesex County and it’s accessible in many ways. You can get here by highways and the building itself is accessible so this is the perfect place to do that and we’re really grateful it’s here, ”she said.

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The first clinic at the Western Fair Agriplex has been in operation since December.


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With the expansion of the vaccine supply in the region, the health unit has extended the parameters of who can receive the vaccine to other groups such as key caregivers.

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Anne Doherty of the Middlesex Center, who is an essential caregiver for two parents living in a nursing home, will be the first in the expanded group to receive the vaccine.

Anne Doherty, a Middlesex Center resident, was the first person to be vaccinated when the area’s second COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened in Mount Brydges today. Doherty is an important caregiver for her two parents, who are over 90 years old and both live in a nursing home. pic.twitter.com/yOfTeJLGRi

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Doherty said it was her honor to be the first to be vaccinated and that she is doing it for her loved ones.

“Any extra safety net helps, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t.”

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Doherty, whose mother is nearly 90 years old and whose father is 94 years old, said being able to visit them helps their sanity.

Her parents have been married for 74 years and both received a COVID-19 vaccine.

“It shouldn’t be a decision, you’re only doing it for your children, for yourself, why not?” Said Doherty.

Public Health Nurse Jill Seara extracts doses of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at Mount Brydges Vaccination Clinic on February 18, 2021

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However, with case numbers in the area consistently low for several weeks, Mackie warns the importance of vaccinating as many people as possible with the spread of new variants of the virus.

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“There are two pandemics, one is the previous COVID virus that is really well controlled by existing public health measures, the other is worrying variants that make up a very small part of the pandemic but are increasing despite lockdowns. ”


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On Wednesday, the health unit also announced the location of the third and fourth vaccination clinics in the region.

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According to the health unit, work is already in progress to clinics the North London Optimist Community Center on Cheapside Street near Highbury Avenue North and Ice Pad A at Earl Nichols Recreation Center near Southdale Road East and Wharncliffe Road South to convert.

Both the community center and the ice rink are closed as preparations are made. The health unit says the clinics are not expected to be open to the public for “several weeks” but are believed to be used in support of the launch of Phase 2 of the provincial COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

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–With files from Jacquelyn LeBel

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