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Drop-in vaccine clinic happening at Collins Hall today

Ontario Avenue Shoppers Drug Mart also offering walk-in vaccinations
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According to the Elliot Lake Family Health Team (ELFHT), there is no shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in Elliot Lake now.

ELFHT member Dr. Cathy Groh made the announcement early Wednesday morning on social media.

Vaccines are available at several pharmacies and at the Collins Hall. There are over 1,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available to be given at the Collins Hall this week. The Moderna vaccine is also available.

Anyone who needs a first or second dose can call 705-461-8882 to book an appointment or come to a drop-in clinic on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Nurses can also bring vaccines to homebound people.

In countries where most people are vaccinated, COVID-19 is becoming a disease of the unvaccinated. Get your vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your friends.

Reader question: Do you know what percentage of EL population has been double vaccinated?

Dr. Groh: I believe it is over 48 percent.

Reader question: Will there be a clinic on Aug 13? Or around?

Dr. Groh:  COVID vaccines will be available at the Elliot Lake Family Health Team starting in August. Dates will be advertised."

Reader question: Thank you, we are trying to coordinate my husband’s second dose with his work schedule.

Dr. Groh:  There will likely be weekly clinics depending on need.

Reader question: Does anybody know how late they are open? Husband gets off work pretty late.

Dr. Groh:  The drop-in clinic will run from 5-7 p.m.

At Shoppers Drug Mart on Ontario Avenue in Elliot Lake, Pharmacist / Associate Owner Ana Lees reports, "We have tons of vaccine and are taking walk-ins for Moderna.  Pfizer clinic this afternoon (Wednesday)."


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