Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has taken to Twitter in recent days to alert the community of additional COVID-19 vaccines.
WDG has followed the lead of accounts like "Vaccine Hunters" which posts about vaccine availability across the country.
Every post highlights a number of doses available for walk-in appointments, and the shots are often used up in under two hours.
"We are thrilled with the response from the public to the drop-in dose option," said Danny Williamson, Communications Specialist, WDG Public Health. "Since we first piloted the process, hundreds of residents of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph have gotten their first and second dose as quickly as possible. It has also helped to reduce the chance that any doses of the vaccine are wasted."
Williamson says the health unit will most likely continue this method of communication with the public as long as vaccine supply allows, and people keep showing up.
ANOTHER DROP-IN: There are 50 extra doses of MODERNA now at the CW COMMUNITY SPORTSPLEX in #FERGUS.— WDG Public Health (@WDGPublicHealth) June 22, 2021
Available to 18+ who need:
➡️2nd dose & got AZ on or before APR 27
➡️2nd dose & got mRNA on or before MAY 25
Available until these 50 doses are used.@VaxHuntersCan pic.twitter.com/ua4q7qy8d4
Meantime, Waterloo Region has opened up three vaccine clinics to walk-in appointments for first doses.
Those include The Boardwalk in Waterloo, Health Sciences Campus in Kitchener, and the public health building in Waterloo.
Sharon Ord, Acting Vaccine Communications Lead for Waterloo Region, says depending on the public response and operational capacity, walk-in appointments may be expanded to other clinics in the future.