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New location for COVID-19 mass immunization clinics in Espanola

·2 min read

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is advising the public of a new location for mass immunization clinics in Espanola.

All mass immunization clinics previously scheduled at the Espanola Recreation Complex will move to Espanola High School effective June 23.

The high school is located at 147 Spruce Ave.

Dates and times of scheduled appointments are not affected by the location change unless you are called and receive confirmation of a new appointment time. This applies to first- and second-dose appointments.

If you have any questions about a scheduled appointment, call 705-674-2299 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Individuals who are eligible for a first or second dose and plan to attend the walk-in clinic scheduled on June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. are advised that the clinic will now take place at Espanola High School.

Individuals who choose to attend a walk-in clinic can expect to wait in line, and this option may not be suitable for those who cannot stand or wait for longer periods.

All vaccination clinics have COVID-safety measures in place. You must not attend a clinic if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are in isolation due to a COVID-19 exposure.

To ensure maximum protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, individuals should get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.

“With the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading throughout Ontario, it is more important than ever to get your second dose to complete your vaccine series as full vaccination offers the greatest protection,” Public Health said in a release.

“All vaccines provided in Ontario provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants. Interchanging vaccines is safe, effective, and enables more Ontarians to receive their second dose sooner.”

Individuals are advised to bring their health card to their vaccine appointment. If you do not have your health card or your health card is expired, bring another form of government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, Status card or birth certificate.

Eat and drink something before you arrive to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated.

Dress for the weather, as you may have to wait in line if you attend a walk-in clinic, and wear a top that allows for easy access to the upper arm.

Everyone attending a vaccination appointment must wear a face mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin.

For more information, visit www.phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call the health unit at 705-522-9200.

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Twitter: @SudburyStar

Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star

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