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Huron Perth Public Health says still people susceptible to COVID-19

According to Huron Perth Public Health, about 77 percent of Huron-Perth residents aged 12 and older have received one dose of vaccine and 62 percent are fully vaccinated

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Miriam Klassen, says while they are pleased by the vaccination coverage rates, there remains a large portion of the eligible population who have not gotten the shot.

“There are still a lot of people that are susceptible to the virus. They can themselves acquire it, they can become sick, and they’re capable of spreading it to others. So along with protecting yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19, keep in mind there are benefits to being fully vaccinated,” said Dr. Klassen.

Dr. Klassen says evening hours, pop-up locations and a drive-thru clinic will be added to the options Huron-Perth residents have to get vaccinated next week, and encourages anyone who still needs their first or second dose to take advantage.

“So we want to overcome barriers to access and have more walk-in opportunities for people who prefer to walk in rather than make an appointment, have more evenings, target those areas where we know vaccination rates are lower, add some drive-through opportunities,” said Klassen.

“So the pop-ups, the walk-ins, we know that younger people prefer to walk in, they would rather wait that way than book something and put it in their appointments. We have really good vaccination rates in our older population and there is room for improvement in our younger population.”

There are still some appointment based clinics with room and those can be found by clicking here.

Walk-in clinics in July:

  • Thursday July 29
    • Exeter  | South Huron Recreation Centre | 94 Victoria Street East
    • Stratford | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road
  • Friday July 30
    • Stratford | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road
  • Saturday July 31
    • Exeter | South Huron Recreation Centre | 94 Victoria Street East

Walk-in clinics in August:

  • Tuesday August 3
    • Stratford | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road | 5-8PM | 18+
  • Wednesday August 4
    • St. Marys | Pyramid Recreation Centre | 317 James Street South | 5-8PM
  • Thursday August 5
    • Stratford | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road | 5-8PM
    • Wingham | North Huron Wescast Community Complex | 99 Kerr Drive | 5-8PM
  • Friday August 6
    • Goderich | Memorial Arena | 180 MacDonald Street | 4-7PM | 18+
    • Brussels | Brussels, Morris & Grey Community Centre | 800 Sports Drive | 5-8PM
    • Mitchell | West Perth Community Centre | 185 Wellington Street | 5-8PM
  • Saturday August 7
    • Stratford | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road | 2-5PM
  • Tuesday August 10
    • Clinton | Huron Perth Public Health (Clinton Office) | 77722B London Road | 5-8PM
    • Note: this is a drive-thru clinic; walk-ins will also be accepted
  • Wednesday August 11
    • Goderich | Memorial Arena | 180 MacDonald Street | 5-8PM
    • Listowel | Between The Lines Sports Campus | 275 Rocher Road East | 5-8PM
  • Thursday August 12
    • Exeter | South Huron Recreation Centre | 94 Victoria Street East | 5-8PM
  • Saturday August 14
    • Goderich | Memorial Arena | 180 MacDonald Street | 2-5PM
    • Milverton | Perth East Recreation Complex | 40 Temperance Street | 2-5PM

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