Middlesex-London Well being Unit will increase COVID-19 vaccination capability in January – London


Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is increasing capacity for COVID-19 vaccinations in January as residents aged 50 and over are entitled to a third dose from Monday.

Local health officials have announced plans to reopen a vaccination clinic at the Earl Nichols Recreation Center next month. The facility, which ceased operations in early September, will begin offering vaccines on January 6, 2022. The center operates Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

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The health unit will also be increasing the number of days its COVID-19 vaccination clinic will operate at the Caradoc Community Center. Beginning January 4, the Mount Brydges clinic site will provide doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m

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The province announced Friday that all Ontarians over the age of 18 can receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine starting January 4.

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“Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine remains high. With expanded booster eligibility announced late last week and children under 12 soon to be able to receive their second dose, the need for more clinic capacity was clear. ‘ said Deputy Health Officer Dr. Alex Summers.

“Our ultimate goal is to do everything we can to ensure the people of London and Middlesex County have the best possible protection against COVID-19 and the emerging Omicron variant.”

For more information on eligibility to vaccinate against COVID-19, visit the Health Department’s website.

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