Health Unit won’t ask for SIN when calling about available vaccine waitlist slot

Health unit asks you to show up right on time for your appointment, with limited waiting space available

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reminding folks on its vaccine waitlist that it will not ask for a social insurance number when it calls to let say there’s a slot free.

The health unit says, when it calls those on the COVID-19 vaccination waiting list to book an appointment, the only thing folks will be asked to verify is their date of birth. If the caller asks for more information than that, it is likely not the health unit calling and it may be best to hang up.

It is also important to arrive for your appointment right on time, says the health unit, and not too early. With COVID-19 safety measures in place, there is limited waiting room space at the health unit’s various vaccination clinics throughout Simcoe-Muskoka. Those heading to get their shot are advised to dress for the weather, and there may be a wait outside before entry into the clinic is permitted. Anyone who needs assistance should contact the clinic coordinator.

All vaccination appointments and waitlist slots with the SMDHU up to and including March 16 are full. Those on the waitlist will be contacted between March 10 and 16 if a slot becomes available. The number of appointments the health unit can book is dependent on the number of vaccines supplied by the provincial government.