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Arenas selected as North Durham vaccine clinic sites

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: Local North Durham arenas are preparing to be used as COVID-19 vaccine centres.

On Friday, February 26th, Uxbridge Township confirmed there is an agreement in place with the Region of Durham to use Uxbridge Arena space for COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

“I’m pleased we were able to provide a central location for community vaccinations,” Uxbridge Mayor Dave Barton said in a statement. “The sooner we can get the community protected, the sooner our lives will return to normal.”

The Scugog Community Recreation Centre in Port Perry will also host vaccine clinics.

“While the Scugog Community Recreation Centre has been designated as a clinic site, it will be several weeks or months before the vaccination clinic opens and for appointments to be available for the broader population,” a Scugog press release explained.

“Currently, vaccinations are being provided to various priority groups as outlined in the province’s vaccine distribution plan. The provincial government is leading the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario through a three-phased distribution implementation plan. And we are currently in Phase 1 of this plan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan for the broader population of Durham Region residents will be provided, as more information is received from the province.”

Meanwhile, in Brock Township, the Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre, in Cannington, has been chosen to host these vaccination clinics.

“The Township of Brock is pleased to offer the Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre as one of eight sites across Durham Region for the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics,” read a Brock Township press release.

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