Listowel Banner News Wingham Advance Times

Huron-Perth residents ages 75-79 can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments starting March 22

(Metro Creative image)

HURON-PERTH – Huron and Perth County residents between the ages of 75 and 79 will be able to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, March 22.

Huron Perth Public Health announced the expanded vaccine eligibility on Friday afternoon.

Premier Doug Ford stated on Friday morning that more than 50 per cent of Ontario residents over the age of 80 have already received a first dose of the vaccine, and that more than 1.4 million doses have been given across the province.

“We are very happy that we are now opening up our clinics further to include those 75 and older,” said Dr. Miriam Klassen, Huron Perth medical officer of health.

“We know the importance of older adults getting the vaccine and look forward to seeing them in our clinics.”

In the Huron Perth Public Health region, residents can book a clinic appointment online at www.hpph.ca/vaccinebooking or by calling 1-833-753-2098.

Because it is expected there will be a very high demand for appointments on Monday morning, the public is asked to be patient when trying to book a vaccination date.