January 17, 2022
We are excited to share that the provincial GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic is coming to Smiths Falls on January 20, 2022 thanks to a partnership between the province, the Town of Smiths Falls, the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.
Date: January 20, 2022
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club, 13 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 3M3
The converted Metrolinx bus will roll into place at the Curling Club parking lot to administer first, second, third and booster dose. Anyone five years of age or older can get their first or second dose. Booster doses will be available for those who are eligible.
Appointment can be booked starting at 8:00am on January 19, 2022 – visit the COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 or call the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Call Centre at 1-844-369-1234. These appointments will not be available through our local vaccine booking system (Pomelo). You must book through the provincial booking system. Walk-ins appointments will not be available.
Each bus operates as a fully functioning vaccine clinic with the necessary supplies and will have trained staff to provide assistance to people and ensure vaccines are administered safely. All COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed on board, including the required pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination monitoring. The bus is fully accessible and trained medical staff will be available to answer any questions and discuss any concerns.
Moderna will be available for boosters for those over 30, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be prioritized for those under 30, and the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children aged five to 11.
Things to think about before going to your appointment:
- Bring your health card — if you do not have a health card or if it’s expired, bring another form of government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s licence, passport, status card or birth certificate.
- Eat and drink something before you arrive at your appointment to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated
- Dress for the weather in case there is a line-up; Wear clothing that allows for easy access to your upper arm, such as a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt
- Wear a mask that covers your nose, mouth and chin
Media Contact: Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator or Katie Jackson, Manager: email [email protected].