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Priority populations in Iron Bridge eligible for COVID-19 vaccines this week

Clinics are upcoming across central and east Algoma in the coming weeks
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The Municipality of Huron Shores has advised that priority populations will start receive vaccinations this week.

In Iron Bridge, healthcare workers in the highest priority level as well as Indigenous adults age 55+ and adults 80+ are eligible to receive the vaccine on Wednesday, March 10 from 930 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Iron Bridge Lions Club.

In Blind River, the same priority group are eligible to receive their vaccines at the Blind River Community Centre on Thursday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Eligible residents in either town must call 705-356-1666, press 0 for reception and ask for Carrie Gregory to make an appointment.

Vaccine plans are still in the works for other parts of central and east Algoma.

Thessalon's clinic will take place at Oddfellows New Ontario Lodge, but the date and time is yet to be confirmed. Clinics will also take place on St. Joseph Island, with details coming soon, according to Algoma Public Health.

The North Shore Health Network in Blind River started to vaccinate high priority healthcare workers on March 1.

In terms of area First Nations, Thessalon First Nation Health Centre started to vaccinate high risk elderly residents and essential staff at the Health Centre on March 4.

A clinic is upcoming on March 18 from 10:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Thessalon First Nation Community Centre. Call 705-842-2670 to make an appointment.

Mississauga First Nation will vaccinate home and community care clients and high priority healthcare workers on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Chief and Council Chambers in the Dreamcatcher Complex in Blind River. Community members 55+ will be eligible for the clinic on March 16 at 9:30 a.m. Residents must submit their vaccination survey and the health centre will call you to make an appointment - there is o need to call to book an appointment.