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COVID-19 Vaccine - Community Clinics

Community immunization clinics are now open in Simcoe Muskoka for eligible groups identified by the provincial government.

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At the present time, those 60 and older can book their immunization appointment online through the provincial booking site at: Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number at 1-888-999-6488. The Provincial Vaccine Information Line is open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is capable of providing assistance in 300 languages.  

To use the online booking you must have:

  • a green photo health card (an expired card will be accepted),
  • an email address
  • a modern web browser (the booking site is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 or earlier).

Vaccination clinics are located in Barrie/Innisfil, South Simcoe, North Simcoe, the Couchiching area, South Georgian Bay and Muskoka and will operate on rotating days.

Other priority groups who have not yet received Dose 1 can pre-register through the health unit's COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Portal. The portal and eligibility information is available on the health unit's website here

Once an individual pre-registers, they will be sent an email invitation from the province with a booking code to schedule an appointment via the provincial online booking system. This e-mail will not be sent immediately - it may take a number of days or even weeks depending on vaccine supply and volume of registrations.

AstraZeneca vaccine can now be given to anyone 55+ through primary care pilot

On March 16, 2021, NACI expanded its recommendation for the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 18 and older.

As of March 22, primary care settings, pharmacies and some vaccine clinics participating in the provincial AstraZeneca pilot program can offer vaccine appointments to anyone aged 55 and over.

    In SGB, individuals can find out more information on how to receive this vaccine at at: https://southgeorgianbayoht.ca/vaccine-clinics/

    As a reminder, individuals should not call their primary care provider to inquire about this. Please leave the phone lines free for essential appointments.

    NOTE: Appointments are only available for those who are eligible, and clinics are not open for walk-ins. Proof of eligibility required upon arrival at clinic.

    For more information about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in our area, please refer to the SMDHU COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunization Webpages[ii].

    Additional Information

    For more information on the province's three-phased vaccine distribution implementation plan, please visit COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario.[iii]

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