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Fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine available for some individuals

April 14, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has announced that as of April 7, fourth dose COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been expanded to include individuals 60 years of age and older, as well as for Indigenous residents and their non-Indigenous household members age 18 and over.

The GO-VAXX mobile clinics and the COVID-19 Immunization Clinic at 29 Sperling Drive in Barrie are offering walk-in appointments.

Individuals may also book appointments through the provincial booking system.

Health unit community and pop-up clinics remain walk-in only.

Clinic walk-in schedules, including pop-ups and the Go-VAXX bus are available on the health unit’s website and social media accounts.

Fourth dose boosters can also be obtained at select pharmacies, booked through appointments with some primary care providers, and Family Health Teams who are offering vaccine as part of the regular clinical practice.

With the high rate of community transmission of COVID-19, the SMDHU stresses the importance of vaccination. In particular, booster doses will reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death.

In addition, the Health Unit is reminding people that personal protective health measures will help stop the spread of the virus. These include staying at home when ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, masking in public places, and maintaining a physical distance from others.

For more information about where and how to get your vaccination, visit the Health District’s website at:

By Brian Lockhart

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