Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Site: Various locations

Service: COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management for Muskoka

Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Vaccine Information, and information specific to the Muskoka region changes rapidly, but up-to-date information can be found at this link. 
 
Updates
  • December 2, 2021 – Individuals who are 70 years and older and have received two vaccination doses are eligible to receive a booster dose. People who are eligible must wait six months after receiving their second dose before they can get their booster dose. Certain individuals may receive their dose earlier than prescribed if they belong to certain vulnerable populations – check website for more information.
  • November 24, 2021 – Children between the ages of five and eleven (and those turning five in 2021)  are now eligible to receive their first dose of the Paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Children can get their vaccine by booking an appointment online, calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, through their local public health unit, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, at participating pharmacies, through select primary care providers, at walk-in clinics and select clinics or near schools offered locally by public health units.
    Children who are not up-to-date on other vaccinations can still receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • As of August 18, 2021, all youth born in 2009 or earlier are eligible to receive their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Book appointments through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.
  • Beginning June 14, 2021, individuals who received the AstraZeneca vaccine can book a second dose appointment that is eight or more weeks after their first dose, with informed consent. Individuals who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine can book a second dose appointment that is at least 28 days after their first dose.
  • June 1, 2021 - individuals aged 12 and older across Ontario will be eligible to book  their first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system
  • As of Friday May 28, 2021, Individual  aged 80 years and older and received their first dose 10 weeks ago are eligible to receive their second dose of the vaccine (based on confirmed supply). Appointments can be book through the provincial booking system.
  • As Tuesday, May 18, 2021, individuals aged 18 and over in 2021 across Ontario will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.
    Individuals who are 17 years old and are turning 18 in 2021 will also be eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment only for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in youth aged 12 and over. The provincial booking system will note which clinics are not offering vaccines for those who are 17 years old.
    Beginning the week of May 31,2021 youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years will be eligible to book an appointment through the provincial booking system to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
  • May 7, 2021: the Ontario Provincial Booking System will be accepting appointment bookings at mass immunization clinics, for individuals aged 50 years and older by visiting Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 1-888-999-6488.
  • As of Apr 20, 2021, individuals aged 40 years and older will be able to book an appointment at a participating pharmacy to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. Visit  ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine to find a pharmacy in your local area.
  • Apr 7, 2021: the Ontario Provincial Booking System will be accepting appointment bookings at mass immunization clinics, for individuals aged 60 years and older by visiting Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 1-888-999-6488.
  • The Ontario government is increasing the number of pharmacies that will be able to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine. As early as Apr 3, 2021, individuals aged 55 years and older will be able to book an appointment at a participating pharmacy. 
  • Starting Mar 15, 2021, the Ontario Provincial Booking System will be accepting appointment bookings at mass immunization clinics, starting with individuals aged 80 years and older by visiting Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
Service Details
Hours By appointment. Provincial Vaccine Information Line: Mon-Sun 8 am-8 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District
Eligibility As of Nov 24, 2021, individuals 5 years and older - more information can be found here

Indigenous adults are part of the Phase 1 Roll-Out of Vaccines in North Simcoe Muskoka and can book appointments if they fit one of the following criteria:
  • Identify as Indigenous and are age 55 or older
  • OR are age 16 or older (Indigenous or non-Indigenous) and live in the same household as an Indigenous adult who is 55 or older and is receiving the vaccine

Application Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to book appointment.

Appointments can also be made by calling 1-833-943-3900.

Individuals with a red and white health card or require assistance with booking should also call 1-888-999-6488.
Languages English
Fees none
Address and Location
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
15 Sperling Dr
Bracebridge, ON
Canada L4M 6K9
 
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Mailing Address 15 Sperling Dr 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 6K9
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 705-721-7520; 1-888-999-6488
Toll Free Phone Health Connection: 1-877-721-7520
After Hours Phone Emergencies: 1-888-225-7851
Fax 705-721-1495
Website www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19/Vaccine-and-Immunization
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/Simcoe.Muskoka
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/SMDhealthunit
Primary Executive Dr Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health

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