Staff with the Northwestern Health Unit are inviting community members who have yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to come down to one of their four walk-in clinics across the region today.

Kenora’s clinic is being held at the Recreation Centre between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for those above the age of 18.

Dryden’s clinic is being held at the Memorial Arena between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for those above the age of 12.

Sioux Lookout’s clinic is being held at the Recreation Centre between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for those above the age of 18.

Fort Frances’ clinic is being held at the St. Francis School between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for those above the age of 12.

No appointment is needed, and all residents are reminded to wear a mask and bring their Ontario Health Card and additional photo identification. You’re asked to dress for the weather and bring a snack.

You will be asked to remain at the clinic for 15 minutes to ensure you don’t develop an allergic reaction to the vaccine, and the clinics are operated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As of May 26, the NWHU reports about 57 percent of the region’s population above the age of 12 has had their first dose of the vaccine.