News Release: “Destination Vaccination” Bus Hits the Beach and Riverfront
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Friday, August 27, 2021 | 9 a.m. | Windsor and Essex County
In an effort to increase vaccination rates, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has partnered with Transit Windsor on “Destination Vaccination”, a program which makes it convenient for residents of Windsor and Essex County to receive a vaccine close to home by bringing nurses on the road to administer shots in key locations using a city bus.
Today (Friday, August 27th) the bus will be in the following locations:
- Morning – City of Windsor - Dieppe Gardens (Windsor Riverfront Trail– West of Festival Plaza)
- Afternoon – Municipality of Lakeshore - Lakeview Park (West Beach): 121 West River Street, Belle River
Municipality of Lakeshore Mayor, Tom Bain expressed his support for new and opportunistic methods to get the vaccine into the arms of residents, “As our region once again struggles with growing case counts, the effort to get as many shots into arms as possible is more important than ever. I am urging anyone who has not been vaccinated to attend this event or make an appointment with a local healthcare provider as soon as possible.”
For updates on the buses location, including when it will move between locations, follow the health unit on Facebook and Twitter (@TheWECHU).
As always, individuals born in 2009 or earlier looking to receive a first or second dose COVID-19 vaccine, to do so at the Devonshire Mall (former Sears store) mass vaccination site which is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins or appointments are available at that site. In addition, select participating pharmacies and healthcare providers are also offering COVID-19 vaccines in Windsor and Essex County and must be contacted directly to schedule an appointment.
For comprehensive information about COVID-19 vaccines including facts, myths, FAQs, vaccination statistics, and more, please visit wechu.org.