Ridgetown clinic administers 190+ doses in one day

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A vaccination clinic was held in Ridgetown recently at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus in the Willson Hall. The clinic was deemed a success.

“We are pleased with the turnout at the Ridgetown Clinic,” stated Melanie Anger, Manager of Quality, Experience & Patient Safety, Thamesvile Family Health Team. “We would like to thank Doug Howes, our young volunteers and all the staff from the University of Guelph who helped facilitate the clinic for the community. We also want to thank Ridgetown Independent News for providing advertising and marketing for the event.”

There were almost 200 doses administered that day.

“The clinic administered over 190 doses to the residents,” stated Anger. “It was wonderful to see and hear all of the ‘First Dose’ residents who were waiting for a clinic to be hosted in their community.”

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent is at an eight-month low.

As of June 25, there were four active cases, the fewest reported by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit since Oct. 19, when there were three.

One new case and three resolved cases were reported on June 23. There were no new deaths or outbreaks, meaning Chatham-Kent has gone three weeks without an outbreak.

One Chatham-Kent resident was hospitalized.

According to Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical officer of Health, he’s extremely proud of the efforts that everyone has put into the vaccination effort.

“ I couldn’t be more proud of the way that all of the players here – the emergency medical system, the health unit and the hospital – have come together to act as an orchestra playing on tune and getting the job done,” said Colby. “I just couldn’t be more proud.”

Anger also is proud of her community.

“There are few good things that come out of a pandemic; coming together as an Ontario Health Team and working with our partners in the Ridgetown Community has been a wonderful experience!” states Anger. “We look forward to collaborating in the future and hope to continue to offer more outreach clinics and health initiatives.”

Vaccination appointments can be booked online at GetYourShotCK.ca or by leaving a message by calling 519-351-1010.

As of June 25, 89,101 doses of vaccine were administered in Chatham-Kent, with 65,265 residents receiving at least one dose and 25,828 receiving two.

Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News

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