Final Shots in Arms Delivered at WFCU Centre;
Former Sears Building in Devonshire Mall Now the Place to Vaccinate

The mass vaccination clinic operated out of the WFCU Centre provided its final shot in the arm this weekend.

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, vaccination number 72,870 was delivered before the facility was closed and began the transformation back to its regular community use.

The WFCU Centre opened as a mass vaccination location on Monday, March 1, 2021.

By the numbers:

  • The average duration (in minutes) of a visit was 36:37 from start to finish.
    • The average wait for registration was 2:11.
    • The average time to register was 5:00.
    • The average time to wait for vaccination was 6:26.
    • The average time to vaccinate was 8:00.
    • The average time allotted for recovery time was 15:00.
  • There were approximately 133 City staff assisting at the WFCU Centre.

“Our staff, working alongside our vaccination partners from the healthcare sector did a tremendous job at the WFCU Centre, and on behalf of our community I thank them for it,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “But the work is not done; we continue to help provide support for the efforts that are now taking place at the former Sears site in Devonshire Mall, and I encourage everyone who hasn’t received their vaccination to do so there as soon as possible.”

Re-deployed City staff continue to support vaccination call centre efforts being operated out of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Windsor. Those efforts will be transferred to the vaccination site in the Sears building as well this week.

“When you look at the calls taken, whether they were general sign-up or information calls, or in some cases calls to allay concerns, the staff working at this temporary call centre location have done a tremendous job.”

Between March 23, 2021, and July 28, 2021, there have been 111,049 calls answered and 40,712 outbound calls made for a total of 151,761 public interactions surrounding vaccination information.

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