More COVID-19 vaccine clinics being scheduled in Huron, Perth

A public health nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine. (File photo supplied by Southwestern Public Health)

Starting next week, Huron Perth Public Health will provide more options to make it easier for residents to get vaccinated, including walk-ins, evening hours, pop-up locations and a drive-thru clinic.

HPPH urges anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their first and/or second dose as soon as they are able.

Walk-ins will be accepted at all clinics, but appointments can still be booked for some clinics.

Currently, 77% of Huron Perth residents aged 12 and older have received one dose of vaccine and 62% are fully vaccinated.

“While we are pleased by the vaccination coverage rates in our region, there remains a large proportion of the eligible population who have not been vaccinated. This means they are susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and could spread the virus to others,” said Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health.