Over 400 people get COVID-19 jab in Petrolia

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VPP Music Director Mark Payne gets his vaccine.

It was all hands on deck as the Central Lambton Family Health Team hosted a large vaccination clinic at the Greenwood Recreation Centre in Petrolia.

The town suggested the doctors use the vacant arena to hold a clinic which was first expected to give about 200 people their vaccine against COVID-19. The first batch of doses was spoken for quickly. Lambton Public Health offered another 100 doses and they too, were claimed early.

By the time the clinic opened Friday, there were 400 doses available. Around 5:30 pm, the health team put out the word there were 40 additional doses available as health team staff were able to get 11 doses out of each vial instead of 10.

In all, 440 people were given their first dose of the vaccine.