July 28, 2021 – WDG Public Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the heart of Downtown Guelph on Friday, July 30 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The clinic will be at the intersection of Wyndham and Macdonell Streets– open to anyone who need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, no appointment needed.
“This is an exciting opportunity for people to get a vaccine while also enjoying the atmosphere downtown Guelph has to offer,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer. “I would encourage anyone who is eligible to get the vaccine to come and get either their first or second dose and support the local businesses while they’re downtown. A healthy economy depends on a healthy community. By getting the COVID-19 vaccine, you are protecting yourself and those around you and ensuring that we can continue to shop and dine safely.”
To date, more than 80 percent of the eligible population in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph has had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 70 percent have been fully vaccinated. The region is well on its way to meeting the Province’s goals to exit Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. For Ontario to exit Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen, the provincial population will need to have reached 80 per cent with at least one dose and 75 per cent fully vaccinated.
“This progress is an impressive testament to all of our efforts to end this pandemic. Ensuring as many residents as possible as protected against COVID-19 is very important as we proceed through every step of reopening,” said Rita Isley, Director of Community Health and Chief Nursing Officer. “Public Health will continue to target under-vaccinated regions and demographics within the region to ensure every single person has the chance to receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.”
For more updates on the local vaccination program, please visit wdgpublichealth.ca/vaccine.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
1-800-265-7293 ext. 4376