Walk in clinic to improve Clearview’s vaccine numbers
Clearview Township and the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit are hoping that an upcoming walk-in clinic at the Stayner Area on Saturday, July 17 will improve the township’s lagging COVID vaccination rate.
As of Wednesday, July 14 71.1 per cent of Clearview residents 18 or older have received their first shot and 43.9 per cent have had two. Simcoe wide 77.1 per cent have had one dose while 50 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Mary Anne Holmes Immunization Program Manager for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says the community’s lower than average vaccination rate may be due to several factors including limited transportation options and service providers within the municipality.
To reduce the barriers and increase the ranks of the immunized the walk-in clinic will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will have mRNA vaccines available for first and second dose walk-in service for Simcoe Muskoka residents that are 12 or older.
For those looking to get a second shot there must be an interval of 28 days for those who received an mRNA vaccine as a first dose and eight to 12 weeks for anyone who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca.
Attendees are required to bring a health card and it is recommended that participants bring a list of medications and any assistive devices they may require. They are also encouraged to dress for the weather. Doses will be available while supplies last.
For more information on getting vaccinated and the Health Unit’s Walk-in Clinics please visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.