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Lambton Vaccine Delivery Capacity Outweighs Supply

Point Edward, ON – Lambton County needs more vaccine to keep its COVID-19 immunization clinics operating.

“We are not the only region suffering from a lack of vaccine supply,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “While we’ve been doing fairly well on the immunization front so far, our COVID case counts are still very concerning. We continue to see outbreaks in workplaces and schools. We are at a critical juncture – we need a large influx of vaccines to keep our clinics running and most importantly, to keep our residents protected.”

The average supply of COVID-19 vaccines for March has been around 5,000 doses per week. Together, with its partners Bluewater Health, Lambton County EMS, and local municipalities, the region has the capacity in place right now to deliver 10,000 doses per week through fixed and mobile clinics. Until the supply increases, the Point Edward Arena “Hockey Hub” mass vaccination clinic will only run four days a week, rather than six.

Lambton Public Health is currently developing a strategy with the County of Lambton to advocate for the delivery of more vaccines in the region.

“We understand the Province is under immense pressure to get every region on a level playing field, but if we don’t ask, we can’t expect to get more allocations. Now is the time, and our amazing staff and volunteers are ready, willing and waiting to get shots into the arms of our local residents. The sooner we can do that the better.”

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