Over 12,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Provided at DRDH Clinics


After providing a remarkable 12,108 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to our community, the Deep River and District Hospital’s (DRDH) COVID-19 vaccine clinic team is rolling down their sleeves for the time-being.  

Last week’s clinic at the Chalk River Lion’s Hall marked one full year since DRDH first began hosting vaccine clinics back in February 2021 to protect our community from COVID-19.

Tabitha Kearney, DRDH Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive, expressed her sincere thanks to “all those who have been working steadily over the last 12 months to vaccinate our community. The clinics were a tremendous success thanks to the efforts of all those involved who ensured they ran as safely, efficiently, and effectively as possible.” 

Over the last year, standing up vaccine clinics has been a tremendous team effort thanks to the support of our many partners. Those involved in standing up clinics have included the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Algonquin College, community volunteers, as well as a number of DRDH’s employees and physicians who have stepped up to provide assistance. Kearney added that the Town of Laurentian Hills and the Chalk River and Area Lion’s Club have also provided a great deal of assistance in helping facilitate the use of the Chalk River Lion’s Hall for the clinics. 

According to the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, 88.9% of County residents over the age of 12 have now received two or more doses, and as such, demand for community vaccine clinics is decreasing. However, everyone who wishes to receive a first, second, or third dose of COVID-19 vaccine will still have the opportunity to book an appointment, or walk-in, to a number of other clinics in our area. Please visit the Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s website to access the weekly clinic schedule and information on eligibility.


A huge thank you goes out to all the DRDH COVID-19 clinic team members, including those pictured here (back row) Hannah Adlam, Kaitlyn Hambleton, Mercedes Gibson, Tara Hartwick, Alana Hawley, (front row) Tabitha Kearney, and Sue Elliot, as well as everyone else who stepped up to support the clinics over the last year. 


DRDH COVID-19 clinic team members