Residents between the ages of 12 and 17 can walk away with more than peace of mind after being vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Lisa and Brian Schwab Foundation recently donated 500 backpacks filled with school supplies which are being distributed at the Devonshire Mall Vaccination Center.
Steve Erwin of the Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) said the center began distributing the kits over the weekend (Saturday) and will continue the program until supplies run out.
“It’s just a nice incentive and a way to say thank you to these young people who are looking to get vaccinated to help protect our community,” Erwin said.
He says it’s a simple way to thank the kids for protecting other residents from COVID-19.
“Binders, paper, pencils, erasers, things the kids will need for school and I hope that will save parents a few dollars,” he added.
Erwin says more gratitude programs may be on the way in the near future.
“I think between WRH, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the City of Windsor and other partners, we are always looking for ways to encourage people to get vaccinated,” he said. declared. “There could be more in the near future.”
The Devonshire Shopping Center Vaccination Center is located in the old Sears building at 3100 Howard Ave.
It is open for walk-ins and appointments from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. seven days a week.
Erwin says the center offers the Moderna and BioNTech Pfizer mRNA vaccines for residents aged 12 and over.