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Southlake Regional Health Centre Is Vaccinating People In A Hockey Rink (PHOTOS)

One Ontario city is using our Canadian roots to help vaccinate more people. 

Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket transformed a hockey arena into a vaccination centre this week. 

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According to a tweet, they were able to vaccinate around 700 people on Wednesday. 

Around 50 staff members, including York Paramedics, were on-site to help administer the doses. 

Christine Elliott, Ontario's minister of health, also stepped forward to praise the "incredible initiative" via Twitter.

"You make our #Newmarket and #Aurora communities so proud," she stated. 

Currently, health care workers are amongst the first to get vaccinated under the province's rollout plan.

Phase two is set to begin this spring where essential works such as farmers, police officers and teachers may be eligible. 

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