The Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Brock University is set to welcome its first 1,000 community members later this week.
From Friday, April 2 to Tuesday, April 6, nearly 7,000 seniors are expected to get the first round of their COVID vaccination at the clinic being hosted in Brock’s Ian Beddis Gymnasium, located at the west end of campus in the Walker Sports Complex.
The clinic will run daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is being organized and delivered by Niagara Region Public Health. Once on campus, signage will direct people to the dedicated clinic entrance, which is the east doors leading directly into Ian Beddis Gymnasium.
Parking for the clinic is free. Accessible parking will be in Lot P near Alumni Field and general parking will be in Visitor Lots B and D.
Public transit is also available and will drop people off in front of the Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock statue near the Rankin Family Pavilion at the base of Schmon Tower, where shuttles will be available to take them to the clinic entrance.
While the first round of clinics run from April 2 to 6, additional clinics will be announced soon and are expected to take place at Brock throughout the spring and summer.
All bookings must be made through the provincial booking system, which is available online at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or by phoning 888-999-6488.
All of the vaccination clinics are maintained with high standards of infection prevention given the vulnerable populations being vaccinated. The clinics also have screening and security at all times to ensure that only those who need to be present are permitted into the clinic area.
More information and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on the Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination website.
NOTE: Any faculty and staff coming to campus either to help out with the clinic or for other Brock-related work are asked to park in Zone 1 for the duration of the clinics. All Brock employees will need to enter the University through one of two designated entrances: the Rankin Family Pavilion or the east entrance of the Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex.