WINGHAM – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) held a walk-in vaccination clinic on Aug. 19 at the Wescast Community Complex, offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Reeve Bernie Bailey and his wife Ang volunteered at the clinic, helping the attendees negotiate the protocols and procedures to make the experience go smoothly for people attending.
Bailey said that the clinic exceeded expectations for a walk-in clinic, serving 147 people, 47 more than the anticipated 100 vaccinations.
“There is one more walk-in coming up on Sept. 7,” Bailey said in a text, “from there we need to find a different location to continue, as the ice goes in for hockey after that.”
Bailey added, “but, honestly, everyone has had enough time to be vaccinated so the demand should slow down now. Time will tell.”
Brothers Kurtis, 15, and Phillip Marks, 13, spoke to the Wingham Advance Times after receiving their second shot.
The brothers both said they felt relief and are now less worried about going back to F. E. Madill for in-person classes in September.
Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times