LPH forced to postpone two clinics after Moderna dose delay

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vials. (Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit)

Lambton Public Health says it’s been forced to postpone two COVID immunization clinics this week due to a delay in receiving further supply of Moderna vaccine.

In a news release Monday afternoon, the health unit said it was still awaiting delivery of 4,000 doses.

Manager of Family Health Kevin Churchill said those with appointments in Forest on April 14 have been rescheduled to Friday, April 16.

He said the rural pop-up community clinic in Brooke-Alvinston, which was also originally scheduled for April 14, is now being held on Friday, April 23.

“If you had an appointment for either clinic, please plan to arrive at the same time as your appointment was originally booked for (on the rescheduled date),” said Churchill.

Churchill said the weekly Pfizer allocation of 3,510 doses was delivered, so the clinic at Point Edward Arena will continue to run this week. Appointments have been scheduled from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

If you can no longer attend the rescheduled clinics, you’re asked to call Lambton Public Health to re-book at 519-383-8331, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can also visit www.lambtonpublichealth.ca.