The region’s health unit is encouraging people who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to add the inoculation to their to-do list for the summer.
In addition to local mass vaccination clinics, the health unit regularly hosts pop-up clinics and offers walk-in options for mass vaccination clinics.
There could also be staff from health units at beaches, parks, farmers’ markets, sports complexes and open-air retail areas to provide vaccines “making it easier than ever to get vaccinated”, he said. a press release from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
Health unit staff will wear blue t-shirts indicating that they are part of the COVID-19 vaccination team and will have a Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit employee badge for identification.
Pop-up clinics are pre-programmed clinics that do not require an appointment. Vaccines are available for people 12 years of age or older, for the first or second dose. Although they display opening hours, vaccines are only available while supplies last.
Local pop-up clinics for the month of August include:
- Blue Mountain Village Conference Center
- August 17 and 18, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Park in the Seasons parking lot and head towards the conference center.
- Creemore Arena
- August 21, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 220 Collingwood Street in Creemore.
- Wasaga Beach Recreation Park
- August 24 and 31 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1724 Mosley St.
Some clinics in the region accept walk-in visits where availability permits. People attending walk-in clinics must be residents of the Simcoe-Muskoka region, and doses are only available while supplies last. A list of walk-in clinics is posted every Monday at 11 a.m.
Here is the latest list for South Georgian Bay:
- Collingwood Curling Club
- August 18 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for doses one and two while supplies last
- Wasaga Beach RecPlex
- August 20, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for doses one and two while supplies last
To learn more from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit on COVID-19 vaccines and local clinics, click here.