COVID-19 Vaccine – Update

Dear Patients/Families:

Good news! Thank you for your patience as we travel these waters together. We have received some updated information about the roll out plan for the COVID Vaccine. Due to the storage requirements for the vaccines, at this time we will not be giving the vaccine at our office.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will have clinics set up around Simcoe County, locally the Rotary Place on University Avenue will be holding clinics. Other vaccine sites are listed on their website and provided in the link below.

You can book an appointment with the Health unit either on-line or by phone as of now for the Vaccination clinic. The clinics will start as of March 1st to provide the vaccine to high priority categories first such as:

  • Anyone 85 years of age and older
  • Indigenous adults 55 years of age and older and their adult household members aged 16 and older (Indigenous or non-Indigenous)
  • Highest priority/Very High Priority health care workers and staff and essential caregivers in LTCH and Retirement homes
  • Adult recipients of chronic home care (receive home care services on a regular basis)

Please note this is by appointment only and you must either book on-line or by phoning the Public health line (both links below). You will be required to fill out a consent form to take with you (or you can fill it out at the centre). We have attached a blank consent form for your convenience should you have access to a printer and want to fill it out ahead to take.

We will leave instructions on our voice mail as well should there be concern from you/family members around the need for assistance.

Please check back for messages here or through the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for updates around when you can receive your COVID Vaccine if not in the first priority group.

Thank you,

Dr. Karim Dharssi and team