A regional COVID-19 vaccination centre by appointment at the Bob-Birnie Arena in Pointe-Claire
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, together with the West Island Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) is pleased to announce that the Bob-Birnie Arena in Pointe-Claire will be used as a regional COVID-19 vaccination centre for citizens.
“Under these circumstances of the pandemic that we are all experiencing, it’s important that we stick together and help one another. Last December, we approached the CIUSSS to offer our arena as a regional vaccination centre for our entire population and that of neighbouring cities. We have successfully prepared and made our facilities available. Through our collaboration with the CIUSSS team, we will be able to offer the best possible location for a local and regional clinic,” the Mayor of Pointe-Claire said.
Anyone who would like to be vaccinated will be able to do so, free of charge, based on priority groups and the availability of vaccine doses. The vaccination clinic will be open seven days a week. Vaccination will take place by appointment, booked online or by phone through the CIUSSS, who will provide all the contact details shortly. To find out about the priority groups for vaccination established by the Québec government, click here.
Access to the arena is now reserved for CIUSSS members until the vaccination campaign is over. The vaccination area will be set up on the main rink, in addition to vaccination rooms at the entrance to the arena for seniors and people with reduced mobility. The second rink will be used for Sport-études programs and certain recreational activities that will soon resume. A dedicated entrance for skaters and players has been set up on the west side of the building, and can be accessed from the path between the arena and the aquatic centre leading to Civic-Center Avenue. The arena’s customer service facilities have also been relocated to the Aquatic Centre.
“In these exceptional times, we all have to take steps to protect everyone’s health and safety. We’re proud of this collaboration with the CIUSSS that will benefit the entire Pointe-Claire and West Island community, and help ensure that this health crisis is soon behind us and that we can return to our normal lives as soon as possible,” Mayor Belvedere said.