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COVID-19 Vaccination Expands in Middlesex County with Opening of Community Mobile Clinic in Dorchester

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To increase the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in Middlesex County, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU), the County of Middlesex and the Municipality of Thames Centre are partnering to offer a mobile community COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the FlightExec Centre in Dorchester, on May 28th and 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Health Unit has been working closely with Thames Centre to ensure that the FlightExec Centre will be ready to support the vaccination of up to 400 individuals over the duration of the two-day clinic.

This community vaccination clinic will play an important role in reaching additional members of the Middlesex-London community, who are unable to travel to vaccination clinic sites in the City of London. This clinic is intended for members of the Thames Centre and Middlesex County community.

“I would like to thank the Middlesex-London Health Unit for providing this opportunity to the people of Thames Centre. Deputy Mayor Kelly Elliott’s valuable work with the Health Unit highlights that these types of clinics are extremely important in our small urban and rural areas,” says Thames Centre Mayor Alison Warwick. “It’s by getting the vaccination numbers up and maintaining low case counts that we can get back to our normal activities.”

“I am pleased to see the expansion of vaccination efforts in the County,” says Warden Cathy Burghardt-Jesson, County of Middlesex. “Mobile community clinics in the County are an important part of ensuring broader vaccination of all residents across Middlesex and London.”

“We are pleased to work with Middlesex County and the Municipality of Thames Centre to provide a great local option for residents who want to get their COVID-19 vaccine,” says Dr. Chris Mackie, Medical Officer of Health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit. “While there is currently limited capacity for this type of clinic, this pilot will help assess whether the community clinic approach will be appropriate for the next phase of the vaccine campaign.”

Appointments for the community mobile clinic at the FlightExec Centre opened this morning at 8:00 a.m. To book an appointment visit: https://www.covidvaccinelm.ca/ and enter Gate #8 – Community Clinic or call 226-289-3560 (8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday).

The two-day mobile community clinic will take place on Friday, May 28th and Saturday, May 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Media Contacts:

Dan Flaherty, Communications Manager, Middlesex-London Health Unit, 519-617-0570

Alan Bushell, Legislative/Communications/Procurement Officer, Municipality of Thames Centre, 519-268-7334 Ext. 254

 

Spokespeople:

Dr. Chris Mackie, Medical Officer of Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit

Cathy Burghardt-Jesson, Warden, County of Middlesex

Alison Warwick, Mayor of the Municipality of Thames Centre

Tags: COVID-19, Vaccine