Georgian College to hold COVID vaccination clinics for students and local community

News release – Georgian College

Georgian College is holding three vaccination clinics on Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Barrie Campus, providing an opportunity for students, employees and the local community to get their first, second or booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The clinics are co-ordinated by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) in partnership with Georgian’s Health, Wellness and Sciences department. Nursing and Paramedic students will be helping with immunizations and monitoring after care. 

“We are very pleased to partner once again with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to offer these clinics at our Barrie Campus,” said Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College. “We know widespread vaccination is our best strategy to a safe and more rapid return to on-campus life and providing this convenient opportunity for our students and employees to get vaccinated is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure we’re doing everything we can to slow the transmission of the Omicron variant.”

In order to work or study on any Georgian campus or affiliated facility, students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19, with a vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization.

“I applaud the efforts being made by Georgian College to protect people on their premises through vaccination against COVID-19,” said Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. “By making vaccination more accessible with these clinics they are also helping to protect the broader community.” 

The vaccination clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym located in the Student Life Centre (J building). Community members are instructed to use the Duckworth Street entrance and follow on-campus signage to J building, where they will enter the college through the covered walkway leading into the athletic centre (campus map available at GeorgianCollege.ca). Anyone attending the clinic must wear a Level-1 procedural face mask, which will be provided if you don’t have one.

What clinic attendees need to know:

  • You can obtain either your first, second or booster dose; 18-29-year-old adults will receive Pfizer, those older than 30 will receive Moderna
  • If it’s your booster dose, your second dose must have been received at least three months ago 
  • You must bring your health card; international students must bring proof of identification as an alternate to a health card
  • Georgian students and employees will be expected to complete Georgian’s COVID-19 screening assessment on the Safe@Georgian app upon entering campus; members of the public will be asked the screening questions verbally
  • Booked appointments are preferred; If you’re unable to attend the clinic after booking, please cancel your appointment

Free parking will be provided at the clinics.

Visit the Georgian College COVID-19 clinic booking site to book your appointment.

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