Latest COVID-19 Information
How to get your COVID-19 Vaccine
Ontarians (12+) are now eligible to book their COVID-19 Dose 1 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system or by calling the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900 (7 days a week; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021, individuals turning ages 70 and over in 2021, as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before April 18, 2021, will be eligible to schedule an appointment to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Book an immunization through the provincial booking system or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
For more information on Dose 2 eligibility, go to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit opens a standby list at 8 a.m. each day for same-day vaccination appointments, as a way to use up any remaining vaccine doses at the end of each clinic day.
Individuals who are currently eligible for their first and second dose, and who can make it to the appointment within 45 minutes of receiving a call.
RVH’s COVID-19 Immunization Clinic
RVH opened the region’s first Immunization Clinic in late December 2020. Since then, the clinic at 29 Sperling Drive in Barrie has been extremely busy with the ability to vaccinate more than 2,100 people each day. It is now one of 13 vaccine sites in the region and the only hospital-led clinic.
The clinic’s success is due to tremendous partnerships with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the City of Barrie and County of Simcoe paramedics. More than 100 hospital and community physicians have volunteered to administer vaccines at the site and a dozen nurses have come out of retirement to be part of this historic immunization effort, offering hope and optimism during this very difficult time.
- Bring your Ontario health card to your appointment as well as proof of eligibility i.e. work ID badge, professional license, etc.
- Arrive no more than 10 minutes early to avoid lineups
- The clinic runs by appointment only. Drop-ins are not accepted
- After you receive the vaccine, you will spend 15 minutes in “After Care” before you leave the clinic