GO-VAXX buses stop at two Barrie locations this weekend

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Mobile vaccination clinics will be in Tiffin Street and Bradford Street locations on Saturday

PRESS RELEASE
SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT
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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is hosting one-day COVID-19 pop-up immunization clinics throughout the community from September 25-28.

People who want their first or second dose can go to a walk-in clinic.

Vaccines are available on a first come basis, while supplies last and without an appointment.

The list of clinics offering vaccinations is updated frequently, and people should visit the health unit’s website for locations and times. Contextual clinic details are also shared through the health unit’s social media accounts.

Saturday September 25

  • GO-VAXX Bus (Pfizer only) – Barrie Do It Yourself Garage, 84-A Tiffin St, Barrie from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • GO-VAXX Bus (Pfizer only) – Canadian Musicians Co-Operative, 80 Bradford St., Barrie 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, September 27, 2021

  • Penetang Library, 24 Simcoe Street, Penetanguishene from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Midland Library, 320 King St., Midland from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

  • Wasaga Beach RecPlex (indoor), 1724 Mosley St., Wasaga Beach from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Vaccines are also available to residents by appointment or walk-in at the COVID-19 Immunization Center, 29 Sperling Dr. in Barrie from September 26 to 29.

From October, COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be available at the vaccination center with walk-in visits only (no appointment scheduling available) on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of November. Information on clinic hours is available on the health unit’s website.

COVID-19 vaccines are available for people who will be 12 years old in 2021 (born 2009) and older and need their first or second dose. Second doses should 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, people are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, as they may be required to wait outside before entering the clinic. They are also reminded to bring a health card, a list of all the medications they are taking, to wear a loose shirt that allows easy access to the upper arm, and to bring all assistive devices. necessary (eg scooter, wheelchair, cane).

The health unit reminds the public, regardless of their vaccination status, to follow the public health measures in force to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including staying at home if they feel unwell, maintaining a physical distance from at least two meters with people living outside your home, wear a mask inside and outside when physical distancing is not possible, cover your cough and wash your hands regularly.

For more information on preparing for an appointment and what to expect when you arrive at the clinic, please visit our COVID-19 pages at www.smdhu.org.

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