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Youth Dens offer safe and welcoming environment for covid-19 vaccinations

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A big push to get youth vaccinated against COVID-19 gets underway today. Several drop-in clinics for youth 12 start at various schools across our region including Hearst High School tomorrow (Friday) from 3 to 7. Porcupine Health Unit’s Program Manager Kendra Brunet says before attending any of the clinics, the youth should have a conversation with an adult that they trust.

“So whether it be a parent, a caregiver, a guardian, a teacher a healthcare provider, you know have a good conversation about the vaccine,” she said. “if you want come out to the clinic as well – there are health care professionals there as well, who can answer questions and make it a safe experience for everyone coming.”

Brunet says a safe and welcoming environment has been created for the students when they arrive.

“They can come and do a walk through, ask questions, and come with a peer and just check it out,” she said. “There is no pressure to take the vaccine if they are not ready. But really to get familiar and comfortable with the idea, have a look around in a setting that feels right.”

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Drop-in Pfizer clinic for youth aged 12+ first and second doses!

All clinics will be located in the gymnasium of these schools from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The “Youth Dens” will also include music, safe activities, and giveaways!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Timmins High & Vocational School

Iroquois Falls Secondary School

Friday, July 9, 2021

Joseph H. Kennedy Public School – Matheson

Hearst Public School

Monday, July 12, 2021

Timmins High & Vocational School

Cochrane High School

Hornepayne Public School

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Kapuskasing District High School

Roland Michener Secondary School –

South Porcupine

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Smooth Rock Falls Public School

Friday, July 16, 2021

Timmins High & Vocational School

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