Last week, the provincial government announced a change to the interval criteria between first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for all urban Indigenous individuals.
All Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) adults 16 years of age or older, living in the Simcoe Muskoka Region are able to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The time between Dose 1 and Dose 2 is 21 Days for Indigenous adults.
Mamaway Wildokdaadwin is supporting the clinics taking place in Barrie, Orillia, and Midland next week.
Indigenous residents have the option of booking their vaccine appointment at an Indigenous Community Clinics or at one of the mass immunization clinics.
The Indigenous Community Clinics will be held at the locations and dates listed below:
- Tuesday, May 18 in Barrie at Holly Recreation Centre
- Friday, May 21 in Midland at North Simcoe Rec Centre
- Tuesday, May 25 in Orillia at Rotary Place
- Friday, May 28 in Midland at North Simcoe Rec Centre
Indigenous clinics are for the Indigenous community members only, while mass immunization clinics offer appointments to anyone who is eligible for a vaccine. Both types of clinics offer the same vaccines. Indigenous adults and their household members can book directly via the booking link here.
Non-Indigenous adults who live in the same household as an Indigenous adult receiving the vaccine and are 16 or older are also able to book an appointment. Every adult in the household must book their own appointment and households should book appointments for the same time.
Indigenous communities have been identified as high priority to get the vaccine. In order to make sure Indigenous community members can get the vaccines now, clinics will be requesting identification.
For more information, visit the SMDHU website here.