End of vaccination activities at the Bob-Birnie Arena – An historic collaboration for the wellbeing of the community
On announcement of the nearing end of COVID-19 vaccination activities at the Bob-Birnie Arena, the mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belveder, is extremely pleased with this extraordinary six-month collaboration between the City and the West Island CIUSSS.
“Our combined forces made it possible to offer a service aimed at the wellbeing of our community in these difficult times. We thank the CIUSSS team for its organization and effectiveness,” said Mayor Belvedere.
Some 100,000 people in Pointe-Claire and the West Island have received a vaccination at the Bob-Birnie Arena since the beginning of the operation in February 2021. Citizens’ commitment to getting vaccinated mitigated the third wave and enabled us to enter the fourth wave in a better position.
“As of today, 78% of Pointe-Claire’s population of age to receive the vaccine answered the call and received both doses, contributing to protecting the most vulnerable and the healthcare staff who have worked tirelessly since the beginning of the pandemic,” said the Mayor.
Vaccinations will continue to be administered at specific sites, such as in schools or at temporary clinics in order to reach all West Island residents.
“This transformation of our facilities in the fight against the pandemic is part of the history and vocation of this community building. It’s an honour for us to have been able to contribute to this accomplishment. I wish to thank all municipal staff who were involved in this campaign, as well as the many volunteers, without whom this degree of success would never have been possible,” said Mayor Belvedere.
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