The Kapuskasing area has certainly been taking advantage of the COVID-19 vaccination appointments. In fact, the speediness to fill those spots has gotten a lot of praise from municipal officials and those from the Porcupine Health Unit. RN program manager Kendra Brunet wouldn’t give percentages but says it`s been going really well.

“What I can say is that your clinics have been filling extremely quickly and on multiple occasions we have added an additional clinic to meet the needs and demands of the Kapuskasing community,” she said. “That has been absolutely excellent.”

Brunet says the high level of interest allows them to add more clinics to fill the demand.

“By making sure we have enough to spread across our district that we can add more clinics where needed,” she said. “So when we know there is an increase demand in your community like we have in Kapuskasing, it does allow us to move our vaccines more quickly and get more needles in arms.”

The Health Unit announced that those 50 and over can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. To find out more visit the PHU`s website or call them at 1-800-461-1818.