Mass Immunization Clinics To Close By End Of August

Posted: 2021-07-28 07:25:16 By: thebay

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit says they continue to see low COVID-19 case counts and ever-increasing vaccination coverage.

As of July 26, the total per cent of Simcoe Muskoka population vaccinated with their first dose was 68.3 per cent and those with their second dose was 53.5 per cent. At the same time the weekly number of new COVID-19 cases in our area remains low at 23 cases during the week of July 18.

Dr. Charles Gardner, Chief Medical Officer of Health says “Although much of our eligible population has received at least their first dose of vaccine, I encourage anyone who has not yet been fully vaccinated to receive a first and second dose as soon as possible.”

The health unit is now actively planning for the closure of their mass immunization clinics by late August. Anyone with appointments booked after Aug. 27 will be notified and encouraged to move up their appointments or attend a walk-in clinic.

The Health Unit says COVID-19 vaccines will still be widely available to eligible individuals through other avenues, such as community pharmacies, health care providers and other pop-up clinic opportunities that will continue after August.