News release – from Simcoe Muskoka District 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 on April 5 and 7. 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.
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, April 5
Clinic location: GO VAXX Bus – Coldwater Arena, 11 Michael Anne Dr, Coldwater
Time: 1 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 7
Clinic location: GO VAXX Bus – Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Cookstown Branch, 20 Church St, Cookstown
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Please note that the health unit continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on a walk-in basis at the community vaccination clinics at 300 Peter St. (old YMCA building) in Orillia on Monday and Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. and at Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield St. in Barrie from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
In addition, the COVID-19 Immunization Clinic at 29 Sperling Dr. in Barrie offers walk-ins and booked appointments until the end of April, maintaining its regular hours of operation (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). You may also receive the vaccine at select pharmacies or booked appointments through some primary care providers, and Family Health Teams who are offering vaccine as part of their regular clinical practice. Pop-up and GO-VAXX mobile clinics will continue to be scheduled throughout Simcoe and Muskoka.
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.