Huron County thanks staff and volunteers at vaccination clinic

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HURON COUNTY – A mass vaccination clinic operates at the Maitland Recreation Centre in Goderich. Huron County wanted to reach out and thank them for their hard work to make the clinic a success.

Huron County issued a press release to acknowledge the staff and volunteers and update the community on the clinic's progress, including who is eligible now.

“The County of Huron extends heartfelt gratitude to the staff, partners, and many volunteers working to ensure the local mass vaccination clinic is a success,” the release said.

Warden Glen McNeil said, “I am very pleased with the progress being made at the clinic.”

“Staff have worked incredibly hard to set up an efficient clinic where vaccine recipients are attended to safely and swiftly,” he added.

The Huron County vaccine clinic has been running since phase one of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan began.

Community members must pre-arrange their appointment for the vaccine. They must fall in the eligibility category at the time of the booking.

The release went on to provide the following information:

- Vaccination clinics will continue to operate in Huron County, so all those who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have the opportunity to do so, the release said.

- Vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to protect yourself and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19.

- More information about Ontario’s three-phased vaccination plan can be found online at www.covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario.

For more information on the Huron-Perth COVID-19 vaccine program, who is currently eligible for vaccination, or to book an appointment, visit Huron Perth Public Health online at www.HPPH.ca/vaccine.

Individuals interested in volunteering at the Vaccination Clinic can learn more about volunteering online or can register to volunteer at: www.rotarystratford.com/event/vaccination-clinic-volunteers/

Once individuals have received their vaccination, they are reminded that it is essential to keep following all public health measures to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

These measures include:

- staying home when sick;

- avoiding close contact with those outside of your household;

- physical distancing;

- wearing a mask, and;

- washing and sanitizing hands frequently.

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times

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