The Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Brock University is expected to welcome nearly 10,000 community members over five days beginning later this week.
From Friday, July 23 to Tuesday, July 27, about 2,000 people aged 12 and over will receive their COVID vaccination each day at the clinic being hosted in Brock’s Ian Beddis Gymnasium, located at the west end of campus in the Walker Sports Complex.
This is the second Niagara Region Public Health community vaccination clinic held at the University, and will be open to both those who pre-registered and walk-ins. The first clinic, held in April, saw nearly 7,000 seniors receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The upcoming 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 — 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 Lots B and D.
Public transit is also available at no cost to anyone receiving their vaccine, with people dropped off in front of the Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock statue near the Rankin Family Pavilion at the base of Schmon Tower.
Bookings can be made through the provincial booking system, which is available online at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or by phoning 888-999-6488. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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 clinic. 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.