HKPR District Health Unit and Ontario government are bringing the GO-VAXX bus to Wilberforce Sunday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lloyd Watson Community Centre (2249 Loop Road).
The GO-VAXX bus is a retrofitted GO bus that serves as a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
The pop-up clinic is open to anyone wanting their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. People eligible to receive a third dose can also attend.
“We’re very pleased to see the vaccination clinic on wheels roll into Haliburton County to provide vaccine and encourage anyone still needing their first, second or third dose to get on board and receive a shot,” said Doreen Boville, HKPR health promoter.
According to Boville, the mobile clinic might be back in Haliburton County in late November or early December.
Here’s what you need to know before you go:
• Bring your health card. If you do not have a health card or your health card is expired, bring another form of government photo ID such as a driver’s licence, passport, Status card, or birth certificate.
• Ensure you are eligible if you are wanting to receive a third dose. Currently, people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems can get a third dose. Booster doses are also available for people 70+ (born in 1951 or earlier), Indigenous adults and adult nonIndigenous household members, health care workers or essential care providers, and individuals who received a full series of AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines at least six months (168 days) after their second dose of vaccine. Click here for full eligibility information.
• 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. Be sure to 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.