'We're getting to Canada's Wonderland!': Canada's biggest amusement park opens for drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations


As COVID-19 vaccinations continue across the country, more settings are opening up to welcome people to urge their shot. While convention centres and college auditoriums have cleared space to require on the high number of individuals in line for the jab, the newest unexpected locale to be included within the rollout is Canada’s biggest amusement park.

Canada’s Wonderland, located within the municipality of Vaughan, just north of Toronto, recently converted its space to accommodate a drive-thru vaccination clinic. The funfair , which is home to Canada's largest rollercoaster, has been shuttered since last year as a results of the pandemic. It does decide to reopen for visitors in May.

The vaccination site opened on Monday and can immunize about 1,600 people each day. Currently those that are eligible to receive the shot at the funfair include York Region residents 70 years and older, high-priority health care workers, those working or living in long-term care or retirement homes, Indigenous adults and adult members of their households, adults with chronic conditions and faith leaders who provide end-of-life care or other pastoral services in vulnerable settings.

All those demographics who are eligible for the vaccine must live or add the York Region and supply proof before getting the shot. Appointments are required and anyone who shows up without one are going to be turned away.

Online, there was mostly a positive reaction to the thought of Canada’s Wonderland getting used as a vaccination site. Some teased that the "Vaccinator" and therefore the "Innoculator" might be touted because the next big attraction.

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Canada’s Wonderland isn’t the sole recreational site worldwide to be transformed into a vaccination area. The container Waterpark in Scotland, Yankee Stadium in ny , Disneyland in California and Berlin’s Erika-Hess ice stadium have also converted their spaces to accommodate vaccination clinics.

The province of Ontario has administered 2,031,735 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 5,211,633 doses are given across Canada.

 

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