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MHS goes ‘on the road’ to vaccinate Ontarians

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Since the start of the year, Medavie Health Services has been highly active on the frontlines supporting provinces in their push to vaccinate residents. This has included all aspects of COVID-19 vaccination, from scheduling and booking appointments to drawing up and administering vaccines – at mass clinics, through mobile clinics and beyond.

Recently, the Government of Ontario launched another innovative program that’s taking vaccinations on the road to continue encouraging Ontarians to take the shot. Leveraging two GO Transit buses, Metrolinx has retrofitted them into mobile vaccination clinics called “GO-VAXX” buses, which are being staffed by members of our MHS team. The buses are travelling throughout the GTA and Hamilton region throughout August and into the fall, offering vaccines to anyone aged 12 years and older. The first stop for the vaccine clinic on wheels took place this past weekend at Canada’s Wonderland, with 150 people getting their jabs. And media took note.  

Below is a snapshot of the media coverage about the GO-VAXX buses, including a television interview with Mike Adair who is our onsite clinic lead. Much like our MHS West Health Bus, it’s a great example of how we’re delivering care to Canadians where and when they need it.

GO-VAXX buses make first stop of Wonderland (Interview with Mike Adair)

Ontario launches COVID-19 vaccination buses, first stop is Canada’s Wonderland

Ontario, Metrolinx partnering to retrofit 2 GO buses as mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Ontario turns 2 GO buses into mobile clinics in new push to increase vaccine uptake

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