Durham’s top doc says COVID increase “concerning”

Durham residents 60 and older can now be vaccinated

Durham Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Kyle says while he is pleased almost 70,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Durham Region, the recent increase in COVID-19 cases is “concerning.”

“We must remain vigilant and continue to follow public health measures to help prevent a further increase in COVID-19 cases,” he says.

Durham residents 60 and older can now book their appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are now five COVID-19 vaccination clinics operating across the region, including one in Oshawa at the Durham College and Ontario Tech University Campus Ice Centre.

There are also clinics at McKinney Centre in Whitby, Audley Recreation Centre in Ajax, Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex Arena in Pickering, and Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Clarington.

The clinics open in Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge operate on a rotating basis.

In addition to residents 60 and older, the health department says it will continue to provide vaccinations for the current priority groups according to phase 2 of the province’s vaccination rollout plan.

To book an appointment at the Oshawa vaccination site, visit covidvaccine.lh.ca or call 905-721-4828; this clinic operates daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To book appointments at the other municipal clinics, visit www.durham.ca/vaccineappointment.

For more information, visit www.durham.ca/covidvaccines.