Vaccination buses hit Windsor again on Friday



If you still need a COVID-19 vaccine, a mobile vaccination clinic makes two stops in Windsor-Essex on Friday.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced that the ‘destination vaccination’ initiative includes a Friday morning stop at Dieppe Gardens in downtown Windsor, followed by an afternoon at Lakeshore on the west beach of Lakeview Park.

Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain expressed his gratitude to the health unit and urged residents who need one or both vaccines to take advantage.

“As our region is once again grappling with an increasing number of cases, the effort to get as many shots as possible is more important than ever,” Bain said in a press release. “I urge anyone who has not been vaccinated to attend this event or make an appointment with a local health care provider as soon as possible.”

The health unit has partnered with Transit Windsor to help boost immunizations by bringing health unit nurses and vaccine supplies to key locations by bus. At present this is a pilot project, but additional routes could be established if the program is successful.

As of Friday morning, 71.6% of eligible Windsor-Essex residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Anyone born in 2009 or older is eligible for a vaccine. The former Devonshire Mall Sears Mass Vaccination Clinic takes appointments and walk-ins from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. seven days a week. Some pharmacies and doctors’ offices in the region also offer vaccines by appointment.

—With files from Maureen Revait


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