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Southlake reopens COVID-19 vaccination centre for second doses

It's expected that 2,500 physicians, health-care workers and essential caregivers will receive their required second doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week

Southlake’s COVID-19 vaccination centre in Newmarket reopened today, following a nine-day closure due to shortages in vaccine supply.

The centre will resume providing second doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to long-term care home and high-risk retirement home staff and essential care providers, as well as hospital staff and physicians, in accordance with the Ontario government’s vaccine implementation plan, according to a Southlake Regional Health Centre news release.

It's expected that 2,500 individuals will receive their second dose this week and vaccinations will ramp up as more supply becomes available and first doses can once again be administered.

To date, 13,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by the hospital and its partners.

Southlake, in partnership with the Regional Municipality of York and Town of Newmarket, opened the COVID-19 vaccination centre at Ray Twinney Recreation Complex on Jan. 6 to inoculate hospital staff and essential workers identified as a priority in the first phase of the province's vaccine rollout plan.

The centre is not providing vaccination to the general public at this time. Watch for future updates from the Ontario government regarding when this will be available. To learn more, visit here.