Stratford News Huron Perth Public Health expanding vaccination options SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Wednesday, Jul. 28th, 2021 (Image supplied). Huron Perth Public Health says it’s expanding the options available for getting your COVID-19 vaccine. It includes walk-ins, evening hours, pop-up locations and a drive-through clinic. HPPH is urging anyone who isn’t yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their first and/or second dose as soon as possible. Currently, 77% of Huron Perth residents aged 12 and older have received one dose of vaccine and 62% are fully vaccinated. Details: Clinics are open for first and second doses and will primarily administer the Pfizer vaccine, unless otherwise specified. Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for youth ages 12 to 17 and is the only vaccine that will be administered to youth, in keeping with age requirements. Walk-ins will be accepted at all clinics, sometimes during a specified time. Appointments can still be booked for some clinics. Staff will direct both booked appointments and walk-ins upon arrival. If this is your second dose, make sure it has been at least 28 days since your first mRNA dose, or eight weeks from a first dose of AstraZeneca. mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) can be mixed safely and effectively. You can receive one product for your first dose, and the other for your second dose. If your first dose was AstraZeneca, you can receive either vaccine for your second dose. Bring your health card with you, if you have one, or another piece of identification. Please bring a mask and wear a short-sleeved shirt. Please dress for the weather and bring water with you to stay hydrated, as you may need to wait in line outside (for walk-ins).