COVID-19 vaccinations

Posted On Thursday March 18, 2021

Information provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

New Adults turning 80 years of age or older (born in 1941 or earlier)

CLICK HERE to book online through the Province of Ontario’s online booking system. For support over the phone call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line: 1-888-999-6488; Hours of Operation - 8AM-8PM, Monday-Sunday.

Pre-registration for eligible phase 1 groups

At this time eligible phase 1 groups who can pre-register include:

To see if you meet all the requirement to pre-register please visit this page  and read ALL the information. 

Interval for second dose extended to 16 weeks

Ontario has moved to a 16-week interval between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is based on guidance from Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunizations and aims to maximize the number of people benefiting from the strong protection provided by a first dose of the vaccine.

All second dose appointments that were booked with a shorter interval will be cancelled. We will provide details soon about how to book a new appointment for your second dose.

Important reminders:

The fewer people you have contact with the lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Even though there is no longer a stay-at-home order, staying home is still the best way to protect yourself and others. You are strongly advised to:

  • stay home as much as possible 
  • avoid social gatherings 
  • limit close contacts to your household 
  • screen for symptoms if attending school and/ or childcare and work 
  • work from home if possible, and allow your employees to work from home if they can 
  • avoid travel except for essential reasons 
  • comply with orders and letters of instruction (see below for a list of current orders and instructions)

Please note, there is updated direction for when you must self-isolate if someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19. Find more details in the expander bar below.

For more information on how to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID 19 click here.