Thousands of appointments available at the LEX, 50,000 vaccines administered
(Lindsay, ON) – Today, Ross Memorial Hospital celebrated its 50,000 dose of coronavirus vaccine being administered to members of the community at the hospital’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Fairgrounds (LEX).
Ron Armstrong, of Woodville, received the 50,000 dose to join the nearly 17 million Canadians who have been fully vaccinated to date, including his wife Christina. Carol Henley, an RN from Ross Memorial Hospital, administered the milestone inoculation.
“We’re here for safety reasons, obviously. We wanted to do our part as Canadian citizens to bring an end to this pandemic,” said Armstrong following his jab. “And the drive-thru clinic here is well executed. I was impressed.”
Individuals with COVID-19 vaccination appointments booked for later than July 31 at the LEX are now being encouraged to move up their appointments as there are currently thousands of availabilities in July. Individuals can visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call 1-833-943-3900 to move up their appointment.
You are eligible to receive your second dose if you have waited the following time intervals;
• Pfizer or Moderna as first dose – 28 days
• AstraZeneca as first dose – 56 days
Any individual 12 and older looking to receive their first dose can show up Monday-Friday at the LEX between 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. No appointment needed.
Beginning tomorrow, Ross Memorial Hospital is hosting No Appointment Needed Walk-In Clinics in smaller centres throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes. The schedule for those clinics are as follows;
- Bolsover Community Centre, Wednesday, July 14 from 9-11 a.m.
- Norland Community Centre, Wednesday, July 14 from 1-3 p.m.
- Kinmount Community Centre, Thursday, July 15 from 9-11 a.m.
- Baddow Community Centre, Thursday, July 15 from 1-3 p.m.
- Manvers Community Centre, Friday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-Noon
The clinics are open to individuals 12 and older.
• Youth 12-17 will receive Pfizer
• Adults will receive Moderna
• Need your Ontario Health Card Number
• Priority given to individuals receiving first dose
• Intended for local and seasonal residents
Another vaccination clinic will be scheduled for each location in August to allow individuals to receive their first, then second shots at these clinics.
“I just wanted to compliment the way the vaccination clinic was run this morning at Lindsay Ex Grounds. I had the extreme pleasure of receiving my second dose this morning when they opened. My Nurse was Ashley. Not only Ashley, but everyone whom I spoke to was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and extremely efficient and professional at how they ran the clinic. I want to thank them for helping Kawartha Lakes be a part of getting Canada back to our pre-pandemic life.”
-Ellen Pompili, July 7, 2021
“I would like to commend the organizers and the teams that are working at the LEX drive-thru clinic. It is extremely well run and the people staffing the stations are excellent. Thank you!”
-Joan Breault, Oakwood, July 6, 2021
“We got our first shots at the end of April and our second shot in June. We were extremely impressed by how incredibly organized the process was and how kind, funny, and helpful the doctors, nurses, and paramedics were. Under the circumstances it was a relaxing experience. We want to say THANK YOU to them and the behind the scene organizers -- an EXCELLENT job 100 per cent - plus.”
-Eva Molnar, Lindsay, June 26, 2021
- Ross Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is supported by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services, and the Lindsay Exhibition where the clinic has been operating Monday-to-Friday since March 18.
- The clinic operates as a drive-through model, meaning individuals remain in their vehicles for the duration of their appointment.
- In June, Ross Memorial Hospital hosted three No Appointment Needed Nights delivering more than a combined 1,500 COVID-19 vaccinations.
For more information, contact
Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Ross Memorial Hospital