SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTICT HEALTH UNIT
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is continuing to offer one-day pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at locations throughout Simcoe Muskoka, with upcoming clinics taking place from Dec. 28, 2022 to January.
Walk-ins for individuals aged five years and older will be available, including the bivalent booster dose, as capacity allows, as follows:
- Wednesday, Dec. 28
- GO-VAXX Bus at Alliston Memorial Arena, 49 Nelson St. W., Alliston from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- GO-VAXX Bus at Sadlon Arena, 555 Bayview Dr., Barrie from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Pop-up clinic at Midland Public Library, 320 King St., Midland from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (by appointment and walk in)
- Thursday, Dec. 29
- GO-VAXX Bus at Stonebridge Town Center, 291 Main St., Wasaga Beach, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 30
- GO-VAXX Bus at Innisfil Recreation Centre, 7315 Yonge St., Innisfil, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 2
- GO-VAXX Bus at South Barrie Walmart, 35 Mapleview Dr. W., Barrie, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Appointments for the GO-VAXX bus and mobile clinics may also be booked up to four days prior to the clinic through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.
Appointments are also available at the health unit office immunization clinic locations in Midland, Orillia, Cookstown, Collingwood, Huntsville and Gravenhurst and can be booked through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.
The health unit will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on an appointment basis to individuals aged six months and older at the Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield St. (upper level) in Barrie on Dec. 28, 29 and 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This clinic location will be closed after Dec. 30, 2022 and will relocate to 29 Sperling Dr. in Barrie and reopen on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. COVID-19 vaccinations will be available by appointment and walk-in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The RVH COVID-19 Immunization Clinic at 29 Sperling Dr. in Barrie continues to offer booked appointments and walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments may also be booked with the Couchiching Ontario Health Team Clinic located in the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital Kiwanis Building – West Entrance, 170 Colborne St., W.
Individuals six months of age and older may also receive the vaccine at some local pharmacies or booked appointments through some primary care providers, and Family Health Teams who are offering the vaccine as part of their regular clinical practice. Pop-up and GO-VAXX mobile clinics will continue to be scheduled throughout Simcoe and Muskoka.
Individuals are recommended to receive the bivalent booster six months after their last dose of COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 infection, however people who want to receive their booster earlier can do so at a minimum of three months. As the respiratory season continues, high-risk populations are recommended to receive their bivalent booster as soon as they are eligible (i.e. the minimum three-month interval) to protect themselves as people spend more time indoors.
Staying up to date with all COVID-19 vaccine doses you are currently eligible for remains the best defense against infection, severe illness, long term COVID-19 symptoms, hospitalization, and death.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, dose eligibility and booking an appointment, please visit www.smdhu.org/GetVaccinated.