Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Simcoe Muskoka

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Simcoe Muskoka residents interested in rolling up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine can drop by a pop-up clinic March 7-10.

The health unit offers one-day clinics for the first, second, third, and booster shots to anyone 12 years of age and older.

The clinics also offer first and second doses of the pediatric vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old.

Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The area’s medical officer of health urged residents to continue practicing preventative measures as the province lifts further restrictions, a move Dr. Charles Gardner feared might happen too soon.

The province has suggested it may also scrap the mask mandate in the coming weeks.

Last week, Dr. Gardner noted that even as the province moves away from COVID-19 mandates, “we are still seeing community transmission.”

Simcoe Muskoka’s top doctor “strongly encouraged” eligible residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce the risk of serious illness or hospitalization.

Residents can get vaccinated or have a booster at one of the health offices community clinics or the RVH Sperling Drive clinic in Barrie.

To select pharmacies also provide vaccines.

Pop-up clinics open Monday through Thursday this week include:


Monday March 7
Hillcrest Public School, 184 Toronto Street, Barrie
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

tuesday march 8
Sunnybrae Public School, 218 Sunnybrae Avenue, Innisfil
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday March 9
Ryde Community Co-operative, 1624 Barkway Road, Gravenhurst
10 a.m. to noon

Birchview Dunes Elementary School, 1315 River Road West, Wasaga Beach
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Canadian Martyrs Catholic School, 7 Bellisle Road, Penetanguishene
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday March 10
Lake of Bays Community Center Arena – Seniors Building, 10 University Street, Baysville
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

New Tecumseth Library – DA Jones Branch, 42 Main Street West, Beeton
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cameron Street Public School, 575 Cameron Street, Collingwood
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

GO-VAX Bus – Innisfil Recreation Complex, 7315 Younge Street, Innisfil
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monsignor Michael O’Leary Catholic School, 2 Tamarack Trail, Bracebridge
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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