Port Cares & Boggio Pharmacy Holding Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic Aug. 25

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WHAT: Pop-Up Community Vaccination Clinic
WHERE: Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel Street, Port Colborne
WHEN: Wednesday, August 25 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(August 18, 2021 - PORT COLBORNE)
In an effort to do whatever it takes to keep everyone healthy and safe on the brink of a pandemic fourth wave, Port Cares and Boggio Pharmacy in Port Colborne are teaming up to host a pop-up Covid 19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, August 25 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Port Cares Reach Out Centre located outdoors in the Food Bank parking lot at 61 Nickel Street, Port Colborne.

“This pop-up clinic is open to the entire community for residents who require first or second doses. No appointment is necessary as we want to make it as easy as possible for people who haven’t received their vaccinations,” explains Aaron Boggio of Boggio Pharmacies.

Port Cares Reach Out Centre will be running its food bank and its hot meal service during the clinic in the hopes that low-income residents who haven’t got their vaccination and are attending the centre that day for groceries or for a hot, nutritious meal will do so while they are there.

“We are currently assisting more than 1,700 people in-need at our food bank and have 740 low-income residents registered for our hot meal program which we provide three nights a week in a take-out format,” explains Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director of Port Cares.  “We are not able to re-open our dining hall for clients who attend the meal program until we have assurance that participants are fully vaccinated. It’s really important, that as an agency assisting vulnerable people, we do everything we can to help keep them safe,” says Clark Lafleur.

Community members coming for a vaccination are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation as the number of people needing assistance from the food bank has increased by more than 30 per cent since the pandemic started 17 months ago.

“We commend Boggio’s for their efforts to provide this clinic. It is truly heartening to have such amazing support through these extremely difficult times,” notes Clark Lafleur.

FAST FACTS

  • Health cards are not mandatory
  • Rib & Potato wedge dinner for those registered clients, served from 1:30 to 5:00
  • Gift card and prize draws for all who receive their first or second shot (for all)
  • Food bank will be open for Port Cares clients


FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE PHONE 905-835-1914.


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