Jul 19, 2021
By Jane Brown
There are many people who are not anti-vaxxers, but who are hesitant to get a shot because of phobias around needles and/or medical anxiety.
With this in mind, a COVID-19 vaccine clinic is being held Monday at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at Queen and Ossington.
Those who attend will have extra time and support along with the option of having a staff clinician sit with them while getting their shot.
Those who wish to attend may book an appointment online on the CAMH website at camh.ca/covidvaccine.
CAMH has been running a COVID vaccine clinic since the beginning of the vaccination campaign for the general public, focused on offering an option to people with mental illness, substance abuse issues and dementia.
Meantime, Canada is set to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID 19 vaccines this week, bringing the total delivered to more than 60-million.
The new shipments will include about 3.1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and four million doses of Moderna.
Canada’s vaccination rate remains among the highest in the world with 79 per cent of eligible Canadians having received at least one dose, and more than 50 per cent fully vaccinated as of Friday.