Niagara COVID-19 vaccination clinics expanded, include two dates in Grimsby

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​New Niagara Region vaccine clinic dates have been added in April, including two new dates in Grimsby.

Niagara residents who are turning 70 or older in 2021 (born in 1951 or earlier) are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, however demand has booked up most of the slots this week.

“All Niagara area clinics are now fully booked,” said a news release from Niagara Region, issued Monday afternoon. 

It said to meet the demand for appointments, the following new clinic dates will be added to the booking portal in the next few days:

  • April 11 & 12 – Niagara Falls, MacBain Community Centre
  • April 13 & 14 – Port Colborne, Vale Health and Wellness Centre
  • April 15 & 16 – Grimsby, Niagara West YMCA
  • April 17 & 18 – Welland, Niagara Centre YMCA
  • Appointments will also be available at Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre in St. Catharines through with Niagara Health. 

The region said that it will schedule new clinic dates as its learns what future vaccine availability will be. “While we understand this approach may not be the most convenient, it is the only way to minimize disappointment and further disruption caused by cancelling appointments for lack of vaccine,” the Region advised in its news release. 

To date, 20,298 people have booked appointments at Public Health clinics through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal; several thousand more have been booked at Niagara Health’s clinics.

 It said the most up-to-date and timely information about COVID-19 and Public Health vaccination efforts is available on the Region’s vaccination webpage.

Use the provincial portal to book if you are eligible. You will need your health card is register.