Pick up a snack, a shot, and a library card, all at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library.
The Strathcona County Primary Care Network (PCN) has teamed up with the Fort Saskatchewan Public library to offer a walk-in vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. til noon on July 20. The clinic will be open to anyone 12 and up looking to get their first or second dose of vaccine.
“The library is the perfect venue for a clinic,” explained library director Michele Fedyk. “We are all about removing barriers and accessibility and also just making it welcome.”
This is the first kind of clinic offered through the Strathcona County PCN. Farah Albert, executive director of the Strathcona County PCN, said that word of the walk-in clinic through the library ‘exploded’ with shares on social media, adding that she’s encouraged by the reception to the new approach.
“We couldn’t have chosen a better partner to help promote the event,” Albert added.
The library, which recently brought back its Snacks in the Stacks program, will also be offering bottled water and snacks to anyone who receives a shot; according to Fedyk, immunizers will also be promoting getting a library card while people are there.
“We’re really thinking it’ll be a great day. Feed your body, get safe, and we also hope that people can get a library card, too!”
No appointment is necessary. However, there are a few stipulations to the clinic; people under 18 will need consent from a parent or guardian to get the shot, and an Alberta Health Card is required.