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Health Unit Resumes Routine Vaccinations For Students & Adults

Posted: 2021-09-22 10:14:55 By: thebay

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says they are beginning a phased reopening of routine publicly-funded child and adult immunization services that were paused in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning the next week, the health unit will offer public immunization clinics at each of its seven local health unit offices across the region, starting with appointments for those 0-6 years of age who are overdue for their routine immunizations. Appointments for adolescent boosters and adult vaccinations will become available in the following weeks.

The health unit is also working with school boards to resume the Grade 7 school immunization program where students are offered Hepatitis B, Meningitis C-ACYW and Human Papillomavirus vaccines at school-based clinics.

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be a public health priority and appointments will be offered to those eligible at each clinic; however, the health unit advises that individuals get vaccinated as soon as possible at a local pharmacy or through their health care provider.