Kawartha Lakes residents can get a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment on June 17, 22, and 24

Doses of Moderna vaccine being offered at Lindsay Exhibition drive-through clinic

Katie Richardson of Bethany receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the drive-through vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition on May 28, 2021, the 25,000th dose administered at the clinic since it opened in March. Lorah Otter, a registered practical nurse at Ross Memorial Hospital, administered the vaccine to Richardson and her fiancé. (Photo courtesy of Ross Memorial Hospital)
Katie Richardson of Bethany receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the drive-through vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition on May 28, 2021, the 25,000th dose administered at the clinic since it opened in March. Lorah Otter, a registered practical nurse at Ross Memorial Hospital, administered the vaccine to Richardson and her fiancé. (Photo courtesy of Ross Memorial Hospital)

On three nights in June, Kawartha Lakes residents can get a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment at the drive-through clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition.

The clinic, operated by Ross Memorial Hospital, is offering “No Appointment Needed Nights” from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th, Tuesday, June 22nd, and Thursday, June 24th.

To be eligible to attend the clinic, you must be 18 years or older and be receiving either your first vaccine dose or your second vaccine dose (eight weeks after your first dose of AstraZeneca, or 28 days after your first dose of Pfizer or Moderna).

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The “No Appointment Needed Nights” are the result of an increased supply of vaccine in the region, and those attending the clinic on these nights will receive a dose of the Moderna vaccine.

When attending the Lindsay Exhibition clinic, you must remain in your vehicle while receiving your vaccine dose and wear a face mask when interacting with clinic personnel. You are advised to wear a loose and comfortable shirt and must bring your Ontario health card.

Following your vaccination, you will be monitored in your vehicle for an additional 15 minutes, or 30 minutes if you have a history of allergic reactions.

As of Wednesday (June 14), 121,575 people in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton have received first doses of vaccine, with more than 31,800 of those doses administered at the Lindsay Exhibition clinic.