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Health Unit Says More Appointments Available For Boosters

Health Unit Says More Appointments Available For Boosters

Posted: 2022-01-12 13:35:30 By: thebay

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is strongly recommending booster shots to anyone aged 18 years and older who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine a least 84 days ago. The health unit says getting a booster shot as soon as you are able will help to reduce your risk for severe illness and chance of requiring hospitalization if you become infected with COVID-19.

There are many options where you can access your booster. Appointments for the health unit’s community vaccination clinics can be booked though the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.

Appointments for as early as this weekend have been added, and additional appointments will continue to be added this week, with appointments into February.

Other options include appointments some health care providers and family health teams, select pharmacies, the GO-VAXX Bus, and Indigenous-focused clinics.

While appointments are strongly encouraged, our community clinics will accept walk-ins on a first-come basis if they are able to accommodate additional people.

Walk-ins are now for anyone eligible for a booster and who are residents of Simcoe Muskoka.

A same-day ticket system is in place so that people won’t have to wait in lines.