U of G COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Exceeds 50,000 Doses

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A person wearing Guelph Gryphon T-shirt gets a vaccine in the COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the University Centre on the U of G campusThe University of Guelph’s community vaccination clinic continues to play a significant role in the region’s vaccination program, giving more than 50,600 doses since March.

On June 22 alone, the U of G clinic gave 1,717 doses – the highest number of vaccines administered in one day by any Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health clinic.

“The continued enthusiasm and turnout for our community vaccine clinic brings me a great deal of optimism,” said U of G president Dr. Charlotte Yates. “By providing access to vaccines through our clinic and by encouraging all who are eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible, the University and our partners are proud to be part of the global effort to combat the pandemic and ensure the health and safety of the people in our communities.”

Run in partnership with the Guelph Family Health Team (GFHT), the U of G clinic has helped WDG Public Health reach vaccination goals for the region.

According to WDG Public Health, 75 per cent of WDG residents 12 and older have been vaccinated, and more than 20 per cent have had two doses. Overall, the region has administered more than 250,000 vaccinations.

U of G’s community clinic, located on the main floor of the University Centre on campus, is staffed by members of the GFHT and U of G’s Hospitality Services.

People need an appointment to receive a vaccine. The University has created a vaccination clinic web page that includes information about the province’s vaccine registration process and additional details about the U of G clinic.

U of G and GFHT are working with Public Health to ensure all extra doses of vaccine are in arms before the end of each day. Follow WDG Public Health’s social channels  (Facebook Twitter Instagram ) for posts about walk-in vaccination opportunities.

Visitors to the clinic should park in lots P31 or P42 (accessible spaces) on South Ring Road East (view the campus parking map online). Parking is currently free on campus. Many Guelph Public Transit bus routes stop at the University Centre. Volunteers are on hand to assist those with accessibility needs.

For up-to-date information, visit U of G’s COVID-19 page.