The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is holding one-day pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the community from Oct. 12 – 17.
There will be one clinic in Huntsville, on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deerhurst Resort (1235 Deerhurst Dr.)
First or second doses are available by walk-in on a first-come basis, while supplies last; no appointment is necessary.
The list of clinics offering vaccinations is updated frequently. Visit the health unit’s website for locations and times. Pop-up clinic details are also shared through SMDHU’s social media accounts.
Immunizations are also available to residents by walk-in only at the COVID-19 Immunization Centre, 29 Sperling Dr., in Barrie on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until the end of November. Information about clinic times is available at smdhu.org.
Vaccines are also available through participating pharmacies, some health care providers, and limited appointments at health unit offices.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available to individuals who are turning 12 years of age in 2021 (born in 2009) and older and needing their first or second dose. Second doses must be at least 21 days after a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, at least 28 days after a first dose of Moderna vaccine, or eight weeks after a first dose of AstraZeneca with informed consent.
When attending a clinic, dress for the weather as you may be required to wait outdoors before entering the clinic. Bring your health card, a list of any medications you 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).
SMDHU reminds the public to follow current public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including staying home when feeling ill, maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres from those living outside of your household, wearing a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible, covering your cough, and washing your hands regularly.
For more information about how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect upon arrival at the clinic, visit smdhu.org.
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