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COVID vaccine pop-up clinic in Stayner next week

Vaccines available at pop-up clinics, GO-VAXX bus in region this month
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NEWS RELEASE
SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT
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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 from Sept. 20 to 26 at locations throughout Simcoe-Muskoka.

Walk-ins for individuals aged five years and older will be available, including a limited supply of the bivalent booster for members of the priority groups, including people aged 70 years and older, health-care providers and long-term care residents, as capacity allows as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 22

Clinic location: Pop-up clinic — Orillia Common Roof boardroom, 69 Front St., Orillia,

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 Friday, Sept. 23

Clinic location: Pop-up clinic — Royal Canadian Legion, Port Carling, 4 Bailey St.

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clinic location: Pop-up clinic — Alliston Memorial Arena, 49 Nelson St. E., New Tecumseth

Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 26

Clinic location: Pop-up clinic — Stayner Arena and Community Centre, 269 Regina St., Stayner

Time: 1 to 6 p.m.

Clinic location: Pop-up clinic — Chappell Farms, 617 Penetanguishene Rd., Barrie

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GO-VAXX bus and mobile clinics continue to operate on an appointment-only basis, with new booster appointments reserved for members of the priority groups. All previously booked booster appointments through to Sept. 25 will be honoured and, if available, the bivalent vaccine will be offered. Appointments for the GO-VAXX clinics may also be booked up to four days prior to the clinic through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

On Sept. 26, eligibility for the bivalent will expand to include individuals 18 years and older and appointments for Sept. 26 and beyond can also be booked through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or contact centre listed above.

Individuals five years of age and older may also receive the vaccine at some local pharmacies or book appointments through some primary care providers, and Family Health Teams who are offering the vaccine as part of their regular clinical practice. Pop-up and GO-VAXX mobile clinics will continue to be scheduled throughout Simcoe and Muskoka.

The health unit continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on an appointment-only basis to individuals aged six months and older at the Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield St. (upper level) in Barrie:

  • Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are also available at the health unit office immunization clinic locations in Midland, Orillia, Cookstown, Collingwood, Huntsville and Gravenhurst and can be booked through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

In addition, the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre COVID-19 Immunization Clinic at 29 Sperling Dr. in Barrie continues to offer booked appointments and walk-ins from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments may also be booked with the Couchiching Ontario Health Team clinic (CovidVaccineBookings@osmh.on.ca) located in the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Kiwanis Building, west entrance, 170 Colborne St. W.

Individuals five years of age and older may also receive the vaccine at some local pharmacies or book appointments through some primary care providers, and Family Health Teams who are offering the vaccine as part of their regular clinical practice. Pop-up and GO-VAXX mobile clinics will continue to be scheduled throughout Simcoe and Muskoka.

Staying up to date with all COVID-19 vaccine doses you are currently eligible for remains the best defence against infection, severe illness, long-term COVID-19 symptoms, hospitalization and death. The health unit encourages residents to access COVID-19 doses by appointment at its community clinics throughout Simcoe-Muskoka that can be booked through the vaccination portal or Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. Some local pharmacies, primary care providers and Family Health Teams may also offer the vaccine as part of their regular clinical practice.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, dose eligibility and booking an appointment, please visit www.smdhu.org/GetVaccinated.

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