Walk-Ins Available March 1 To 5 At Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics In Simcoe Muskoka

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is pleased to announce that it is once again operating one-day pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at locations throughout the community from March 1 to 5. Walk-ins for first, second, third and booster doses for eligible adults and youth ages 12 and up, as well as the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 are available on a first-come basis, while supplies last and no appointment is necessary.

The health unit strongly encourages those who are eligible to get their vaccine, particularly a booster dose, as soon as they can as a booster dose helps to reduce your risk for severe illness and chance of requiring hospitalization if you become infected with COVID-19. Youth aged 12 to 17 are eligible for a booster shot at least six months (or 168 days) after they received their second dose, while adults 18 years and older can receive a booster 3 months (84 days) after their second dose.

To provide opportunities for residents to get their COVID-19 vaccination quickly and conveniently, pop-up clinics are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, March 1    

Clinic location: Angus Morrison Elementary School, 91 Simcoe St.,

Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Clinic location: Clearview Meadows Elementary School, 12 Locke Ave., Stayner

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Clinic location: James Keating Elementary School, 20 Lorne Ave., Penetanguishene

Time: 4 – 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 2 

Clinic location: GO-VAXX Bus: North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre, 527 Len Self Blvd., Midland

Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Clinic location: Killarny Beach Public School, 850 20th Sideroad, Churchill

             Time: 4 – 7 p.m. 

Clinic location: New Lowell Central Public School, 5197 County Rd. 9, New Lowell

             Time: 4 – 6 p.m. 

Clinic location: Brechin Public School, 3226 Ramara Rd. 47, Brechin

             Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m. 

Thursday, March 3

Clinic location: GO-VAXX Bus: Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre, 139 Queen St. N., Tottenham

Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clinic location: Allandale Heights Public School, 124 Bayview Dr., Barrie

            Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Clinic location: Admiral Collingwood Elementary School, 15 Dey Dr., Collingwood

            Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Clinic location: Tottenham Public School, 21 Rogers Rd., Tottenham

            Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Friday, March 4

Clinic location: Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School, 240 Collingwood St., Creemore

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 5 

Clinic location: Bracebridge Centre for Active Living, 54 Dominion St., Bracebridge

Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Other options for accessing your vaccine or booster include appointments and walk-ins (based on supply) at the health unit’s community vaccination clinics across Simcoe Muskoka and at the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at 29 Sperling Dr. in Barrie. Appointments for the Cottage Country Family Health Team in Gravenhurst and the Algonquin Family Health Team in Huntsville can be booked through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. Select pharmacies are also providing vaccines.

When attending a clinic, individuals are encouraged to dress for the weather as they may be required to wait outdoors before entering the clinic. They are also reminded to bring identification (e.g., health card, driver’s license, passport) a list of any medications they are taking, wear a loose-fitting shirt that allows easy access to the upper arm and bring any assistive devices as needed (e.g., scooter, wheelchair, cane).

For more information about how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect upon arrival at the clinic, please visit our COVID-19 pages at smdhu.org/getvaccinated.

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