Regional officials are touting "Every Dose Counts" weekend as a success.
The total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered across Waterloo Region on Saturday and Sunday was 20,077 (does not include doctors’ offices and pharmacies).
A clinic held at Bingemans in Kitchener on the weekend was welcome to walk-ins. Over 4,900 residents got the vaccine there on Saturday --- making it the most doses given at a local clinic in a single day. The highest number of vaccines administered across Waterloo Region in a single day also happened on Saturday, as close to 13,000 doses went into arms.
“We’re very pleased that so many people chose to attend Bingemans Conference Centre for a first or earlier second dose of the vaccine this weekend,” Shirley Hilton Deputy Chief for Waterloo Regional Police Service and head of the Waterloo Region Vaccine Distribution Task Force, said in a release.
“Both our traditional and Hockey Hub vaccination clinics at Bingemans ran efficiently and smoothly while accommodating first and second dose walk-ins. Many residents conveyed having a positive experience. The members of the Waterloo Region Vaccine Distribution Task Force wish to express their profound gratitude to all staff and volunteers who made it possible for so many of our residents to get vaccinated this weekend.” Hilton added.
The clinic at Bingemans will also be in operation this week. Appointments are required for second doses. Walk-ins will be welcome for first doses (Book a vaccine).
Clinic hours are as follows:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday: 1 – 7:30 p.m.
The Pfizer vaccine will be available for everyone 12+ so there is a good opportunity for youth to get their first or second dose of the vaccine. A second dose can be administered as long as it has been 28 days or longer since a first dose.