South Georgian Bay
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Second Boosters Now Available
Second boosters are now available to all adults 18+ at an interval of five months (140 days) after your first booster. The minimum interval is three months (84 days). The second booster dose for 18 to 59-year-olds provides the most benefits to those who are at higher risk of severe illness:
- Individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.
- Individuals who live with or care for medically vulnerable persons.
People 12+ Who are Immunocompromised (three dose primary series available)
For individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, a three-dose primary series is recommended. A third dose is recommended because people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised:
- get less immunity protection from two doses compared to those who are healthy, and
- are at greater risk of getting seriously sick if they get COVID-19.
In addition to a three-dose extended primary series, a fourth dose (or booster) is also recommended for eligible immunocompromised individuals 12+, including those who are not receiving treatment at this time. Those who received their first booster (fourth dose) are eligible for a second booster (fifth dose) five months after their fourth dose.
South Georgian Bay COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinics
COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinics Happening in South Georgian Bay
Walk-ins for first, second, third and booster doses for eligible adults and youth ages 12 and up, as well as the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 are available on a first-come basis, while supplies last and no appointment is necessary.
The health unit strongly encourages those who are eligible to get their vaccine, particularly a booster dose, as soon as they can as a booster dose helps to reduce your risk for severe illness and the chance of requiring hospitalization if you become infected with COVID-19. Youth aged 12 to 17 are eligible for a booster shot at least six months (or 168 days) after they received their second dose, while adults 18 years and older can receive a booster 3 months (84 days) after their second dose.
South Georgian Bay COVID-19 Booster Clinics
Looking to book your COVID-19 booster shot in South Georgian Bay?
Fourth Dose Boosters Now Available
Individuals 60 years of age and older as well as Indigenous residents and their non-Indigenous household members 18 years and older can receive a 4th dose at a recommended interval of 5 months (140 days) after their 3rd dose. This may be given as early as 3 months (84 days).
Learn More: smdhu.org/GetVaccinated
Third Dose Boosters
Individuals aged 50 and over, as well as all who have already booked their appointment at an interval of six months (168 days), can re-book for an earlier date at the three-month interval through Ontario’s booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.
You will be required to bring proof of your vaccine doses.
If you are still looking to book your COVID-19 Booster dose, you can access them through the following ways:
- Community Clinics run by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
- Booking online through the central Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine booking portal
Vaccine Information for Children Six Months to Under Five Years
Book a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Six Months to Under Five Years
- The paediatric Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine is available for children aged 6 months to under five years. Two doses of the vaccine are recommended with eight weeks between the first and second dose to offer the strongest possible protection against COVID-19. Each dose of the paediatric Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to under five years is half the dose given to children five to 11 years of age because younger children need a smaller dose of vaccine to get the same protection from COVID-19.
You can schedule an appointment for your child who is not yet six months old for a later date. Children must be at least six months or older at the time of their appointment in order to receive the paediatric Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine Information for Children Aged 5-11
Book a COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 5-11
- at a community clinic through Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 1-833-943-3900
- participating pharmacies
- select primary care providers
Please click on the following links for information about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11:
COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate
Download your COVID-19 vaccine certificate now!
Enhanced vaccine certificates with official QR codes are now available for download from the COVID-19 vaccination portal
The portal is open for any individual to download their enhanced vaccine certificate. Individuals can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to them.
People can save the electronic version of their vaccine certificate with a QR code to their phone or print a paper copy. Businesses must accept both electronic and paper versions. In addition, while the current vaccine receipt without a QR code remains valid and will continue to be accepted, the province is encouraging individuals to download their enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code as an easier, more secure and convenient way to have their proof of vaccination verified. Ontarians will need to continue to show a piece of identification with their name and date of birth along with their proof of vaccination when visiting select businesses and organizations.
In addition to the QR code certificate, you can also login to Ontario.ca to download receipt of your vaccination by clicking HERE.
Provincial Vaccine Information
Everyone 5+ is Now Eligible for Two Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Everyone in Ontario 5 years of age and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the provincially approved interval of 28 days between mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
We strongly encourage those who have not yet been vaccinated or who are now eligible to receive their first, second or third dose to do so as soon as possible to protect themselves and our community from COVID-19 and its harmful variants.
You can book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment by visiting Ontario.ca/bookvaccine OR by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line: 1-833-943-3900; Hours of Operation – 8AM-8PM, Monday-Sunday to book an appointment through the provincial system.
For more Provincial updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s website.
If you have further questions, you can phone the SMDHU at 705-721-7520 or your primary care provider.
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Current COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Multilingual COVID-19 Resources (provided by the City of Toronto)
- Possible side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine
- Centre for Effective Practice COVID-19 Vaccine Tool
- Click here for more information from the Ontario Science Table about COVID-19 vaccines
SIMCOE MUSKOKA HEALTH UNIT:
- CLICK HERE for more information from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit on COVID vaccine eligibility requirements.