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Kitchener neighbourhoods designated hotspot community, getting more vaccine doses

Those with a postal code that starts with N2C will see additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine allocated by the province
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An area of Kitchener will soon get more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the province.

Several postal codes have been identified as hot spot communities, where people 50 and older will be prioritized to get a dose.

One of the postal codes listed is N2C, which covers a large area of central Kitchener, from Kingsdale, Vanier, Country Hills East, Parkway and Hidden Valley.

About 920,000 additional doses are being made available for these hot spots. 

Government officials said people living in hot spot neighbourhoods in 13 public health units --- many of them essential workers --- will be able to book their vaccine appointments over the next few weeks. 

"We have to go in to the hot spots," Ford said. "We have to go into the high-priority essential manufacturers, the meat packers, ... the manufacturing sector, large, large companies."

Ford said the government is currently working on a plan to vaccinate essential workers and teachers, but the government framework released Tuesday said those workers won't get their shots until mid-May.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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