Ontario’s mobile vaccination clinic returns to London Saturday

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic. File photo from the Government of Ontario.

Ontario’s GO-VAXX bus will make its long-awaited second stop in London this weekend.

The Middlesex London Health Unit has confirmed the provincial mobile vaccination clinic will be at 1200 Commissioners Road East from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The stop comes nearly three weeks after a planned visit to the Pond Mills neighbourhood by the Go-VAXX bus was cancelled without explanation from the provincial government.

The mobile clinic, a retrofitted Metrolinx bus, was last in London on December 11. Unlike its first visit, appointments are now required to receive a first, second, or booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments for the Saturday visit can be booked online at covid19.ontariohealth.ca as of 8 a.m. on Friday. These appointments cannot be booked through the regular Middlesex-London booking site.

The GO-VAXX bus has been traveling across the province, making stops at malls, community hubs, festivals, and special events. All COVID-19 public health safety measures are followed on board, including pre-entry symptom screening, mandatory face covering while inside, and post-vaccination monitoring.

The goal of the mobile clinic is to reach those who have not yet been vaccinated due to barriers, including convenience and limited transportation options.

For those outside of the city, the Middlesex-London Paramedic Service continues to operate a mobile COVID-19 clinic throughout Middlesex County. It will make stops in Dorchester, Lucan, Kerwood, Alisa Craig, Ilderton, and Melbourne next week. To see the full list of planned stops click here.