Alvinston, Forest vaccine clinics postponed because of lack of vaccine

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A COVID-19 clinic in Alvinston is among those postponed because of a lack of vaccine.

The clinic had been booked solid.

Lambton Public Health says it was to receive 4,000 of Moderna vaccine this week, but it has been delayed according to Kevin Churchill, manager of family health. “Our weekly Pfizer allocation (3,510 doses) was delivered, so we are able to continue running our Point Edward clinic this week.”

The clinics scheduled for Alvinston and Forest on Wednesday are now rescheduled. Those in Forest will receive their vaccine Friday. Brooke-Alvinston’s clinic is delayed until April 23.

Officials ask people to arrive on the new date at the same time they were scheduled for the now cancelled clinics.

If you can’t make that, you’re asked to call public health at 519-383-8331 to re-book it.

The Point Edward mass vaccination site will run until Wednesday.

Friday, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey issued a news release commending public health on its rollout of the vaccine adding suggestions Lambton wasn’t receiving its fair share of the vaccine were “not true.”

Lambton Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sudit Ranade, issued a statement Saturday saying the community was at a “critical juncture” and needed more vaccine to keep the clinics operating.

And he says Lambton will lobby the province to consider the region a hot spot, opening the door to more vaccine delivered to the region.