Ranade says ‘we’re in the home stretch’ for vaccination

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Lambton’s medical officer of health says “We’re in the home stretch” when it comes to vaccination.

Lambton Public Health announced today it will allow walk-ins for everyone at all COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Thursday, during a call with reporters, Dr. Sudit Ranade said the demand for vaccine is waning. Public health is making it easier to get whatever dose is needed.

To avoid lines, public health says people can still make appointments.

“We are in the home stretch,” said Ranadein a news release Monday. “We have many available appointments at the clinics in February and we’re urging those who have not been vaccinated to do so now.

“We are starting to see a decline in bookings, so LPH will continue to offer clinics this month, but are basing future schedules on demand.”

Ranade says the supply of Pfizer has also stabilized so everyone is now eligible for that type of vaccine.

“Vaccination continues to be the most important method of keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. If you are eligible, please book an appointment or attend a clinic today. Your health and the welfare of our health-care system depends on it,” added Ranade.