SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is holding one-day pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the community from Sept. 25-28.
Individuals looking to receive their first or second dose may attend a clinic on a walk-in basis.
Vaccinations are available on a first-come basis, while supplies last and no appointment is necessary.
The list of clinics offering vaccinations is updated frequently and individuals should visit the health unit’s website for locations and times. Pop-up clinic details are also shared through the health unit's social media accounts.
Saturday, Sept. 25
- GO-VAXX Bus (Pfizer only) - Barrie Do It Yourself Garage, 84-A Tiffin St, Barrie from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- GO-VAXX Bus (Pfizer only) - Canadian Musicians Co-Operative, 80 Bradford St., Barrie from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, September 27, 2021
- Penetang Library, 24 Simcoe St., Penetanguishene from 9 a.m. – Noon
- Midland Library, 320 King St., Midland from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
- Wasaga Beach RecPlex (indoors), 1724 Mosley St., Wasaga Beach from 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Immunizations are also available to residents by appointment or by walk-in at the COVID-19 Immunization Centre, 29 Sperling Dr. in Barrie from Sept. 26-29.
Starting in October, COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be available at the immunization centre with walk-ins only (no appointment bookings available) on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until the end of November. Information about clinic times is available on the health unit website.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available to individuals who are turning 12 years of age in 2021 (born in 2009) and older and needing their first or second dose. Second doses must be at least 21 days after a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, at least 28 days after a first dose of Moderna vaccine, or eight weeks after a first dose of AstraZeneca with informed consent.
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 a health card, 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).
The health unit reminds the public, regardless of their vaccination status, to follow current public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including staying home when feeling ill, maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres from those living outside of your household, wearing a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible, covering your cough, and washing your hands regularly.
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 www.smdhu.org.