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Walk-ins available as pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics return to Simcoe Muskoka

Feb 23, 2022
SIMCOE MUSKOKA – 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 Feb. 24 to 28.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – 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 Feb. 24 to 28. 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:

Thursday, Feb. 24  

  • Clinic location: Alcona Glen Elementary School, 1310 Innisfil Beach Rd., Innisfil
    Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Cookstown Central Public School, 5088 Simcoe Country Rd. 27, Cookstown
    Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 25

  • Clinic location: Alliston Union Public School, 211 Church St. N., Alliston
    Time: 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Connaught Public School, 300 Peel St., Collingwood
    Time
    : 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Tay Shores Public School, 125 Jephson St., Victoria Harbour
    Time
    : 4 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 26

  • Clinic location: GO-VAXX Bus – Beeton Jackson Plaza, 50 Main St. E., Beeton
    Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 27

  • Clinic location: GO-VAXX Bus – Penetanguishene Recreation Centre, 61 Maria St., Penetanguishene
    Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 28

  • Clinic location: Coldwater Public School, 33 Gray St., Coldwater
    Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Huronia Centennial Elementary School, 28 Simcoe St., Elmvale
    Time: 4 – 7 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 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).  

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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