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LETTER: Citizen urges province to offer vaccines 24/7

Cost of out-of-hours clinics might be offset by a faster return to a normal economy, says citizen in open letter to Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop
margaret wilson getting vaccine
Margaret Wilson, 89, was among the first to get her COVID-19 vaccine when the community clinic opened at Rotary Place in March.
OrilliaMatters welcomes letters to the editor. This letter is an open letter to Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop, asking for swifter action on the province's vaccine rollout. Send your letter to dave@orilliamatters.com
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Dear MPP Jill Dunlop, 

Please encourage our Provincial Government to begin vaccinating the public 24 hours per day, seven days per week at every site where this is possible. Otherwise, try extending vaccination appointment hours, also 'wherever possible.'

Now that Ontario has millions of doses of vaccine, it is finally possible to do this - until vaccines run out. 

Ontarians will continue to die unnecessarily and the Ontario economy will suffer more than needed if we do not get our vaccinated numbers up. The cost of out-of-hours clinics might be offset by a faster return to a normal economy. 

Late evening vaccination works in countries where it is offered. The concept of 'around the clock' medical care is not new in Ontario. My daughter does medical imaging in a hospital radiography department (RVH Barrie) that is open 24 hours, so why not nighttime vaccination appointments?

Let's get back in control of our lives. Faster. 

Thanks for the work you do for us.

Stephen Davids
President, Bass Lake Ratepayers Association

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