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
Website https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19/Vaccine-and-Immunization
Located In Community Barrie
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provincial vaccine booking site: Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine 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. At the time of booking, eligible individuals must schedule their first and second vaccination appointments. If you choose an appointment for dose 1 and you exit the page, your booking has NOT been completed. 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.

Who is eligible to book through the Provincial vaccine booking site: Ontario.ca/bookvaccine Beginning Thu May 20th, those turning 30 and over in 2021 will be eligible

Who is eligible to book through the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury website:
  • Residents aged 18 years and older in 2021 living anywhere in Bradford West Gwillimbury can book here
Who is eligible to book through select pharmacies:
  • NEW: Pfizer and/or Moderena will be available at select pharmacies in Simcoe Muskoka soon
  • Locations continue to be added so for up-to-date information visit the province's website
  • Go to: covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations and select your closest city
  • The province will be providing more guidance in advance of people’s needing to receive their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
Dose 2 Interval Change Urban Indigenous Communities
  • The dose interval has changed from 16 weeks for Indigenous adults and non-Indigenous household members to 21 days Any Indigenous adult who has had their first dose 21 days or more ago can directly book for their second dose
  • ID is required for the second dose appointment just like it was required for the first. This is to ensure that the doses go to Indigenous communities. If a letter from an Indigenous service organization (e.g. Native Friendship Centre) was used at the first appointment, the same letter can be used at the second appointment
  • The closest appointment is this Saturday May 15 in Barrie. Click here to book
Who can book through the Health Unit website:
  • Transplant recipients and some cancer patients who are 18 and older and have already received their first COVID-19 vaccination are now to receive their second dose at 21 to 28 days
  • Dialysis patients who have received their first dose can now book dose 2
  • Pre-registration through the Health Unit website is closed
  • All booking codes will expire May 6th, 2021
  • If you have pre-registered previously but have not received a booking code please call 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) extension 5997 and speak with someone at the COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Support Line
NEW: COVID-19 vaccine stand by list for any remaining doses at the end of each clinic day
  • 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 7 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
If you have received an AstraZeneca vaccine through your health care provider they will contact you for your second dose appointment. This program rollout is separate of the community clinics and cannot be booked on the provincial site.

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 the COVID-19 vaccine and immunization 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