COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lambton closing

Lambton Public Health Supervisor Anita Trusler at the first mass vaccination clinic in Point Edward in March 2021. The stand alone clinics in Point Edward, Wyoming and Forest will close March 31.

Lambton’s three COVID-19 vaccine clinics are closing.

Lambton Public Health says there has been a “significant decrease in demand” for COVID-19 shots recently so it is closing the dedicated clinics in Point Edward, Forest and Wyoming Thursday.

You can still books some appointments at the clinics now. If you need a COVID-19 vaccine in the future, you can schedule an appointment at Lambton Public Health every Tuesday in April, at a pharmacy or by talking to your family physician. And officials say there will be future pop-up clinics in rural communities.

In all, 269,489 vaccines have been given to date in Lambton with 80 per cent of the population over five years-old fully vaccinated.

Lambton is averaging about 26 new cases of COVID-19 each day with testing limited to hospitals, long term care and retirement homes and congregate living homes. There is only one outbreak right now at Fairwinds Lodge in Sarnia where 15 residents and less than five staff are ill with the virus.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 10,333 cases of COVID-19 officially diagnosed in Lambton. Officials say 133 people in Lambton lost their lives because of the virus.