Peel Region is bringing back a late-night vaccine clinic called ‘Doses After Dark.”
The clinics are open between 1 p.m. to midnight for anyone who may work late hours or don’t have the time to receive their dose during the day.
“A lot of people don’t work 9-5 jobs,” said Jeffrey LeMoine, communication specialist for Peel Region.
“They have jobs after hours or they’re on the road and it’s been difficult for them to get access to vaccines.”
LeMoine said a “Doses After Dark” clinic held Feb. 5 at the Save Max Sports Centre administered a total of 1,400 doses.
Kaelin Crookston, who works at the Sports Centre was surprised to see how busy it was.
“I didn’t think a lot of people would show up for a pop-up clinic,” she said, “it was good to see a lot of people lining up for their vaccine, I guess it shows how much they still want to keep themselves and everyone safe.”
Another “Doses After Dark” pop-up clinic will be held on Feb. 12 at the Rockwood Mall Clinic.
‘Doses after Dark’ clinics are open to anyone over the age of five, with no appointment needed.
Five-to-11-year old’s will be administered their vaccines first and will continue with the older age groups.
LeMoine would like to see more ‘Doses after Dark’ pop-up vaccine clinics.
“At this time I don’t have any confirmation of other ones, but that’s not to say we won’t do it because they’ve been a great success.”