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Thousand COVID booster shot appointments available in Sault

Clinics offer protection from illness in lead-up to holidays, health officials say
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Local healthcare officials have added more booster shot clinics in the Sault, which are accessible by appointment in the coming weeks.

If it has been at least six months since your last COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose.

More than 1,000 appointments are available, health officials said this week. 

Public health, the hospital and local health teams are working together to host two COVID-19 immunization clinics at the Algoma Public Health’s Sault Ste. Marie office at 294 Willow Ave. for anyone aged five and older.

Clinic dates are Saturday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

To book an appointment, phone 705-541-7370 or 1-888-440-3730. 

Phone lines will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can also book your shot online by visiting Vaccine Clinics in Algoma to make an appointment.

Meanwhile, the Sault Ste. Marie COVID-19 Assessment Centre, in partnership with Sault Area Hospital, located at 165 Drive in Rd., is offering drive-up COVID-19 booster doses, to boost protection before the holidays.

Appointments are available on Nov. 30, and Dec. 1, 6-8, 10, 12-17 and 19-21. Clinics will run from 10:30 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. and are available for individuals aged 12 and older. 

To book an appointment, you must call 705-759-3434, ext. 7152. 

Visit the COVID-19 Assessment Centre website for more information.

Algoma Public Health, Sault Area Hospital, Group Health Centre, and Superior Family Health Team, as part of the Algoma Ontario Health Team, are working together to create more opportunities for Algoma residents to get their COVID-19 booster dose before the holidays and stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccine series, the organizations said in a news release.

Protection from your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine decreases over time. A booster dose increases the defences of your immune system by restoring protection and reducing your risk of severe illness or hospitalization from COVID-19.

 

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