Advertisement

COVID-19: Waterloo will begin vaccinating those over the age of 80 on Thursday

Click to play video: 'More data needed before recommending AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for seniors: Tam' More data needed before recommending AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for seniors: Tam
WATCH: More data needed before recommending AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for seniors: Tam – Mar 2, 2021

Waterloo’s vaccine distribution task force says that the large coronavirus vaccination clinic planned for the Boardwalk in Waterloo will open its doors on Thursday.

It will begin vaccinating those over the age of 80 years of age and will then move on to other parts of the priority population.

Read more: More than 33,000 COVID-19 vaccines given in Waterloo Region

The task force also said that another clinic will open next week in Cambridge which will also focus on getting Phase 1 priority populations vaccinated against COVID-19.

“We are excited to be opening two more COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Waterloo Region,” Waterloo Regional Police Deputy Chief Shirley Hilton stated.

[ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]

Hilton, who is leading the task force, also noted that they are working to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as it can while following the province’s mandate.

Story continues below advertisement
Click to play video: 'Coronavirus: Canada to receive 945,000 vaccine doses this week, procurement minister says' Coronavirus: Canada to receive 945,000 vaccine doses this week, procurement minister says
Coronavirus: Canada to receive 945,000 vaccine doses this week, procurement minister says – Mar 2, 2021

“We understand that many residents are anxious about when it will be their turn to be vaccinated,” she stated.

“We will continue to provide updates to the public so everyone is aware of when it’s their turn and where they can go to be vaccinated.”

The goal of the region’s two large planned clinics is to be vaccinating between 2,500 and 4,000 people a day once all of the bugs are worked out.

Read more: All approved COVID-19 vaccines effective at preventing hospitalization and death, experts say

It said it may take four to six weeks to get to that point but that number would also depend on vaccine availability.

Waterloo Public Health also announced that one of the large clinics would be on Pinebush Drive in Cambridge.

Story continues below advertisement

That clinic is currently under renovation in preparation of opening soon, according to a spokesperson for Waterloo Public Health.

Sponsored content