Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — Getting a vaccine shot is getting easier — but it still takes time, effort as possibly travel.
And if you can travel to another community, under new stay-at-home orders going to medical appointments is an acceptable reason to leave your home.
A five-minute call to the provincial hotline yesterday — 1-833-943-3900 — resulted in a positive booking next week in Minden and a second injection in August.
Dr. Charles Gardner said yesterday that the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and its municipal partners and security firms are operating seven days a week and rotating around the region.
Responding to MuskokaTODAY.com query today, spokesperson Leslie Gordon said when a person books through the provincial site it gives them an option for health unit location and days with available appointments.
Gardner said regional sites were booked to April 17 and that more spaces were added in to May.
Gordon added, for example, people who booked for a vaccine in Simcoe-Muskoka this week were given the opportunity to pick from this list:
Tuesday April 6
- Sperling Drive
- Wasaga Beach
Wednesday April 7
Thursday April 8
- Wasaga Beach
Friday April 9
Saturday April 10
Barrie and area:
- 29 Sperling Drive, Barrie
- Holly Recreation Centre, Barrie
- Innisfil Recreation Complex
- Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville
- Bracebridge Sportsplex
West Orillia Sports Complex, Rotary Place Arena, Orillia
- North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Midland
- Penetanguishene Memorial Arena
- South Georgian Bay:
- Collingwood Royal Canadian Legion (Drive thru)
- Wasaga Beach RecPlex Community Centre (Drive thru)
- Alliston Memorial Arena
- Tottenham Community Centre
- Bob Fallis Arena, Bradford
For more information go to the permanent community clinic sites as identified on our webpages https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19/Vaccine-and-Immunization#c11dec2d-91db-41b0-bd35-3e223d89836e
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