GRAVENHURST — As Canada surpasses the halfway mark in completely vaccinated citizens, the health unit is offering more pop-up clinics open to any Muskoka resident who needs a first or second jab.

Monday next, July 19, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit nurses, paramedics and volunteers will be inside on the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre arena floor.

No appointment is necessary.

The free clinic location is 101 Centennial Drive, Gravenhurst

It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or while supplies last.

Walk-in vaccinations are available to Muskoka residents aged 12 years and older 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.

You 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).

For more information about how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect upon arrival at the clinic, please visit our COVID-19 pages at

The free walk-in pop-up clinic at the Gravenhurst arena July 19 doesn’t require an appointment and is open to any Muskoka resident aged 12 and older.