The Renfrew County District Health Unit is slowing down its mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics over the next month.

The unit says they will be decreasing their clinics over the next couple of weeks, with many of them closing by late August. In Renfrew, they will end on July 24th.

However, some clinics will continue after August. Residents will still be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine from pharmacies across the district. As well, walk-in and pop-up clinics may still be put on by either the Unit or the various health teams across the region.

The Unit is urging people to take advantage of vaccine appointments as soon as possible and is asking people to book online at their online booking portal.

Health Unit statistics show that 73 percent of residents in the District have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and over half have received a second. Currently, there are only four active cases of the coronavirus in Renfrew County and District. There have been 751 cases recorded since the pandemic began, and 9 deaths.