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Pop-up vaccine clinic set for Thursday at Earl Rowe

August 19, 2021   ·   0 Comments

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) will host a pop-up vaccination clinic for New Tecumseth-area residents this Thursday, August 19.

The clinic, set to run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Earl Rowe Provincial Park (4998 Concession 7, Tosorontio) follows a pop-up at this month’s Open Air Market hosted by the Alliston BIA.

“Individuals looking to receive their first or second dose may attend the clinic on a walk-in basis or book an appointment,” says the SMDHU. “The health unit also continues to work with community partners to hold one-time SMDHU pop-up vaccination clinics throughout the region, which do not require an appointment.

“COVID-19 vaccinations are available toSimcoe Muskoka residents age 12 years and up and needing their first or second dose. Second doses must be 28 days after a first dose mRNA vaccine or eight weeks after a first dose of AstraZeneca with informed consent. No appointment is necessary, while supplies last.

When attending a clinic, individuals are encouraged to dress for the weather as they may be required to wait outdoors before entering the clinic. They are also reminded to bring a health card, a list of any medications they are taking, wear a loose-fitting shirt that allows easy access to the upper arm and bring any assistive devices as needed (e.g., scooter, wheelchair, cane).”

This targeted approach to vaccine delivery is one of the SMDHU’s goals this summer. They have – and will continue to look for opportunities to – administer shots at beaches, parks, farmer’s markets, sports complexes and outdoor retail areas, making it easier than ever to get vaccinated.

“Whether at a clinic or out in the community, SMDHU staff providing vaccinations will be wearing blue COVID-19 Vaccine t-shirts and their SMDHU employee badge for identification. Residents and visitors aged 12 years and older are encouraged to add getting their COVID-19 vaccines to their summer to do list – before the start of the school year and the arrival of cooler fall weather brings people indoors.”

By Brock Weir

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