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Walk-ins available March 15 to 20 at pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Simcoe Muskoka

Mar 14, 2022
SIMCOE MUSKOKA – The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is offering one-day pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at locations throughout Simcoe Muskoka from March 15 to 20.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is offering one-day pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at locations throughout Simcoe Muskoka from March 15 to 20. Walk-ins for first, second, third and booster doses for individuals 12 and up, as well as first and second dose paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 are available on a first-come basis.

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 three 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 15 

  • Clinic location: Penetanguishene Public Library, 24 Simcoe St., Penetanguishene
    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Midland Public Library, 320 King St., Midland
    Time
    : 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Peggy Hill Team Community Centre (Preschool room lower level),
    171 Mapleton Ave., Barrie

    Time
    : 2 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16 

  • Clinic location: Trinity Anglican Church - Barrie Warming Centre, 24 Collier St, Barrie
    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Simcoe County Housing, 175 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach
    Time
    : 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, March 17 

  • Clinic location: Barrie Public Library - Painswick (interview room), 48 Dean Ave., Barrie
    Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Clinic location: Barrie Public Library - Downtown (glass cube room), 60 Worsley St., Barrie
    Time
    : 2 – 5 p.m.

Friday, March 18 

  • Clinic location: Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie St., Collingwood
    Time
    : 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 20 

  • Clinic location: GO-VAX Bus – Innisfil Recreation Complex, 7315 Younge St., Innisfil
    Time
    : 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other options for accessing your vaccine or booster include appointments and walk-ins at the health unit’s community vaccination clinics across Simcoe Muskoka and at the COVID-19 Immunization 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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