COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Canada’s Wonderland drive-thru clinic from booking Friday

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Canada's Wonderland drive-thru clinic from booking Friday

TORONTO – York Region residents who want to receive their COVID-19 vaccine from the comfort of their vehicle can start making an appointment for a drive-through clinic in Canada Wonderland starting Friday.
York Region says a limited number of appointments will be available starting March 26 at 8:30 a.m. for residents 70 years of age and older and other priority groups included in Phase 1 of the province.

The Vaughan Amusement Park clinic is scheduled to open on Monday.

“This new drive-through clinic location will provide easy and efficient access to the vaccine; immunizing approximately 1,600 people per day when fully operational, ”York Region said in a press release.

“This clinic format offers another option for residents who have mobility constraints to receive a vaccine in the comfort of a vehicle.

York Region officials confirmed last month that they are considering Canada Wonderland as one of the locations for their mass drive-thru vaccination clinics. The park has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A road test was carried out last week.

The clinic will use the park’s existing entrance counters with eight lanes of traffic to direct people to the vaccination posts. Residents should then park in a post-vaccination observation area for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine to ensure that no one experiences complications.

York Region says the clinic is by appointment only. Officials plan to set up more drive-thru clinics at sports facilities in Whitchurch-Stouffville and King City.

To date, over 123,000 doses have been administered in the region.

– with files from Mike Walker of CTV Toronto


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