Alder arena vaccination clinic to open March 3

Dufferin residents will soon have a local destination in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Dufferin County and the Town of Orangeville are completing preparations for a COVID-19 Hub Vaccination Clinic at the at the Alder Recreation Centre. It will open on March 3.

“Moving quickly and strategically is essential to getting our region vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, medical officer of health and CEO for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

At this time, vaccinations are by appointment only. The clinic will initially have a capacity of 300 vaccinations per day with the ability to increase to 2,500 doses. The centre will be supplemented by mobile clinics in Dufferin County to make sure all county residents can receive vaccines as close to where they live as possible.

“It’s vital to area communities to see a vaccination centre coming to fruition, with all parties working together for its success, once vaccines are available,” said CAO Ed Brennan.

As vaccine supply expands, the Alder Recreation Centre site will transition to vaccinations for the broader public.

“I am excited about the progress our public health unit and municipal staff are making toward having a vaccination clinic in Orangeville to serve the needs of all Dufferin County residents,” said Dufferin County warden, Darren White. “Our plan is to have a facility set up and ready to vaccinate large numbers of people just as soon as we receive the vaccine from the Ministry of Health.”

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, visit

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