COVID-19: SkyJack closes its mass vaccination clinic in Guelph – Guelph | Globalnews.ca

COVID-19: SkyJack closes its mass vaccination clinic in Guelph - Guelph | Globalnews.ca

2021-08-11 21:33:16

SkyJack and mother or father firm Linamar Corp are wrapping up their COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic within the north finish of Guelph.

The location, which is scheduled to shut on Wednesday, was one in every of three mass vaccination clinics that opened within the metropolis in March of this 12 months.

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A minimum of 56,000 vaccines had been administered there through the roughly 5 months that it was open, SkyJack stated in a information launch.

“We’re very proud of how the clinic ran from begin to end,” stated Skyjack president, Ken McDougall.

“Our Linamar and Skyjack groups, volunteers, and public well being workers did distinctive jobs reworking the Skyjack Buyer Entry Centre right into a vaccination clinic. In a brief time frame, they ensured a easy operation to immunize our group. We’re proud to have been a part of such an vital and historic initiative.”

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SkyJack thanked the native well being unit, the Metropolis of Guelph, its companions and volunteers who assisted with the clinic.

“The group has been extraordinarily grateful for the clinic,” stated John Pham, senior program supervisor at Linamar who led the vaccination challenge.

“Volunteers got here to me nearly every single day with eyes lit as much as share optimistic suggestions from sufferers and to specific how a lot they recognize being a part of such a titanic effort to maintain Canadians wholesome.”

The opposite clinics had been positioned on the College of Guelph and the West Finish Recreation Centre. The college’s clinic closed final week and West Finish is scheduled to shut subsequent week.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Well being stated it would proceed to supply smaller clinics within the metropolis and surrounding space.

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Greater than 82 per cent of residents 12 years and older have obtained no less than one dose, and greater than 74 per cent are absolutely vaccinated within the area.

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“Because the clinic at Linamar/Skyjack involves a detailed, I wish to lengthen my most honest thanks on behalf of WDG Public Well being and the entire of our area,” stated medical officer of well being, Dr. Nicola Mercer.

“From the management workforce to the entrance line, Linamar has been a frontrunner and true accomplice in combating this pandemic. With out them, the success of our native vaccination program wouldn’t have been doable.”

Linamar stated it has additionally printed a playbook on its web site that incorporates data and greatest practices to assist different companies begin their very own vaccine clinics.

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