COVID-19 Information Sources

Service: Vaccine Rollout - Simcoe Muskoka

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: 705-721-7520
Toll Free Phone Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: 1-877-721-7520
Located In Community Barrie
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provincial vaccine booking site: Visit

When booking an appointment, individuals will be asked for information from their green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code, and email address and/or phone number. With a successful booking you will receive an email confirmation immediately. Individuals who still have a red and white health card, or who require assistance with booking, can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number at 1-888-999-6488 8 am-8 pm, Mon-Sun.

First dose appointments
  • Those who are 12 years of age or older at time of booking can book through the Provincial vaccine booking site:
The following second dose appointments can now be booked through the provincial site at an earlier interval than 16 weeks: AstraZeneca
  • Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and are opting to receive a second dose of AstraZeneca at an 8 to 12 week interval at a participating pharmacy
  • Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and are opting to receive a mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) as their second dose at an 8 to 12 week interval can book now through the Ontario booking site or at a participating pharmacy
The accelerated second doses will continue based on the province’s schedule listed below:
  • Week of June 28 - All remaining Ontarians who have received their first dose (anyone who received their first dose on or after June 28 will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose)
  • To be accelerated from August 9 and 16 (date to be confirmed) - Those aged 12 to 25

COVID-19 vaccine stand by list for any remaining doses at the end of each clinic day. For individuals who are eligible based on provincial eligibility
  • Please register through the Health Unit website only for the day and location that you can readily attend
  • In order to be on the list for a specific day, you must complete the form on that specific day starting at 8 am
  • The standby list will close each day at 8 pm
  • You will need to continue to register each day that you are available.
  • You need to confirm that you can be at the clinic site within 30-45 minutes of receiving a call
  • You are still encouraged to book an appointment outside of this standby list

Local Pop-Up Clinics for first dose appointments
  • Click here and scroll to 'Local pop-up clinics' to book an appointment

Youths 12 - 17 years of age
For Youth Focused Vaccination Clinics and additional information for this age group visit Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and scroll to Appointment booking options

Transportation to Vaccine Clinics
  • Seniors in Orillia who need a ride to get the COVID-19 vaccine, can call Abel Taxi at 705-325-0632 to book a free ride to Rotary Place.
  • Residents with vaccinations appointments in Huntsville or Bracebridge can contact Hammond Transportation Ltd. at 705-645-2583 Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm for free door to door transportation. The 'on demand' service operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Red Cross will provide transportation to COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics within Simcoe County and Muskoka, excluding Orillia and Huntsville. Call 705-721-3313 Ext 5206 to book an appointment
  • See separate listing for CT Link: CWD0009

Click here for information about how to prepare for your appointment
Vaccine locations in Barrie/Innisfil region (including Springwater and Essa Townships):
  • 29 Sperling Dr, Barrie
  • Holly Community Centre, 171 Mapleton Ave, Barrie
  • Innisfil Recreation Complex, 7315 Yonge St, Innisfil
  • Please note that based on vaccine supply, every clinic location may not run every day
  • Other clinic locations can be found through the appointment booking link above
For more information about appointments at community vaccination clinics
February 9, 2021 The Ministry of Health has released a fact sheet, What You Should Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines, which includes information about:
  • how the vaccines work and substances used in the vaccines
  • precautions to take after getting the vaccine
  • vaccine safety
  • information for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children
  • vaccine rollout
January 26, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form has been posted to the Ministry’s website
Hours Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Telephone LIne: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Varies - see website
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Established 2020
Physical Access Not Applicable