- HNHU partners with fire departments to help ‘extinguish’ COVID, announces clinic dates at community fire halls
In a continued effort to get the COVID-19 vaccine to as many residents as possible, the Health Unit is teaming up with Haldimand and Norfolk fire departments to host vaccination clinics at fire stations.
In addition to the vaccination opportunities in community clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and primary care offices, these fire station clinics were strategically placed in communities without easy access to the large-scale community clinics in Delhi, Cayuga, and Simcoe.
“The HNHU faces several challenges, as it covers a large area with a smaller, rural population. Bringing vaccination opportunities to more convenient locations will help lessen transportation challenges people may be facing,” said Sarah Page, Norfolk County Paramedic Chief/Vaccine Lead for HNHU. “It might also nudge those who just haven’t gotten around to it.”
The clinics will run in August. Appointments can be made by visiting www.hnhu.org/popup. Walk-ins will also be accepted at each of the fire hall locations. Each clinic will run 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will administer the Pfizer vaccine.
- Selkirk Fire Station (38 Main St. W., Sekirk)
Wednesday, August 4th
- Teeterville Fire Station (186 Teeter St., Teeterville)
Thursday, August 5th
- Fairground Fire Station (722 Regional Rd. 28, Fairground)
Monday, August 9th
- Hagersville Fire Station (124 Main St. S., Hagersville)
Tuesday, August 10th
The Health Unit encourages all residents to get immunized as soon as possible, and reminds individuals that every dose administered brings us one step closer to the things we’ve missed.