COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Barrie Campus Jan. 26 and Feb. 2
January 21, 2022

Georgian College is holding three vaccination clinics on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Barrie Campus, providing an opportunity for students, employees and the local community to get their first, second or booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The clinics are co-ordinated by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) in partnership with Georgian’s Health, Wellness and Sciences department. Nursing and Paramedic students will be helping with immunizations and monitoring after care.

We are very pleased to partner once again with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to offer these clinics at our Barrie Campus, We know widespread vaccination is our best strategy to a safe and more rapid return to on-campus life and providing this convenient opportunity for our students and employees to get vaccinated is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure we’re doing everything we can to slow the transmission of the Omicron variant.

Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College

In order to work or study on any Georgian campus or affiliated facility, students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19, with a vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization.

I applaud the efforts being made by Georgian College to protect people on their premises through vaccination against COVID-19, By making vaccination more accessible with these clinics they are also helping to protect the broader community.

Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

The vaccination clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym located in the Student Life Centre (J building). Community members are instructed to use the Duckworth Street entrance and follow on-campus signage to J building, where they will enter the college through the covered walkway leading into the athletic centre. Anyone attending the clinic must wear a Level-1 procedural face mask, which will be provided if you don’t have one.

What clinic attendees need to know:

  • You can obtain either your first, second or booster dose; 18-29-year-old adults will receive Pfizer, those older than 30 will receive Moderna
  • If it’s your booster dose, your second dose must have been received at least three months ago
  • You must bring your health card; international students must bring proof of identification as an alternate to a health card (e.g. passport)
  • Please note: If you received any of your previous vaccine doses from outside Ontario or Canada, please upload your proof of vaccination to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website before coming to the clinic.
    • Scroll to “Submitting proof of vaccination documents” and follow the instructions
    • This will assist in making your vaccination appointment go smoothly
  • Georgian students and employees will be expected to complete Georgian’s COVID-19 screening assessment on the [email protected] app upon entering campus and to adhere to our health and safety protocols while on campus.; members of the public will be asked the screening questions verbally
  • Booked appointments are preferred; If you’re unable to attend the clinic after booking, please cancel your appointment

Free parking will be provided at the clinics.

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Reminder for those coming on campus this winter

Getting vaccinated can bring us back together, faster. We encourage all employees and students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Those coming to campus for the winter 2022 semester will be required to be fully vaccinated and upload proof of their vaccinations to the [email protected] app by Jan. 1, 2022.

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated once they’ve received the full series (two doses) of a COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since their final dose. Vaccines must be approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization (WHO).

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