Pop up Covid 19 vaccination clinics Simcoe-Muskoka Nov 2-7

Health-care worker Thi Nguyen administers Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at a COVID-19 clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is holding one-day pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the community from November 2 - 7. 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 SMDHU’s social media accounts.  

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

Clinic location:          Orillia Common Roof, 169 Front St., Orillia Time:                           2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

Clinic location:          New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood  Time:    10 - 11 a.m. - Temporary foreign workers welcome.  11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - All Simcoe Muskoka residents

 

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021

Clinic location:          GO-VAXX Bus (Pfizer only) – Coldwater Foodland Parking Lot, 77 Coldwater Rd., Coldwater Time:      10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Immunizations are also available to residents by walk-in only at the COVID-19 Immunization Centre, 29 Sperling Dr., in Barrie Sundays to Thursdays. Information about clinic times is available on our website. Vaccines are also available through participating pharmacies, the Barrie Family Health Team and some health care providers, and limited appointments at our local health unit offices.

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).  

SMDHU reminds the public 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 2 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.

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