HEALTH – The local health unit and the Ontario government are teaming up to have the GO-VAXX bus come to Haliburton County Sept. 19.

A pair of GO buses have been temporarily retrofitted to serve as mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics as part of the province’s efforts to target those who have yet to receive a first or second dose.

Since hitting the road in August, the buses have visited Canada’s Wonderland, Rogers Centre, BMO Field, select shopping malls, various universities/colleges, farmers’ markets, festivals and more to provide COVID-19 vaccines.

Now, the GO-VAXX bus is coming to this region to provide COVID-19 vaccines as follows:

  • Sunday, Sept. 19, 1-4 p.m. at Abbey Gardens (1012 Garden Gate Dr.) in Haliburton County. The site is located 10 minutes from Haliburton Village, towards Carnarvon, just off Highway 118. 

“We’re pleased to be working with the province and Metrolinx to bring the GO-VAXX bus to our communities,” says Doreen Boville, a health promoter with the HKPR District Health Unit. “We encourage anyone who still needs COVID-19 vaccine to get aboard the bus and get a first or second dose so they are fully protected against COVID-19, especially as we head into a fourth wave.”

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the GO-VAXX bus to receive a vaccine is reminded to:

  • Bring your health card. If you do not have a health card or your health card is expired, bring another form of government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, Status card, or birth certificate.
  • Eat and drink something before you arrive 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 the upper arm such as a loose-fitting top or T-shirt.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Do not visit the GO-VAXX bus if you have symptoms of COVID-19.


Schools within Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) will have clinics run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students and staff only of the respective school, and then 4 to 7 p.m. for students, staff, parents, and members of the community:
• Haliburton High School – September 14 and 15

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