Collingwood firefighters provide mobile pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics

September 1, 2021
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The Collingwood Fire Department, partnered with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre has been getting mobile to ensure our residents have enhanced access to COVID-19 vaccines.

On August 31st the mobile pop-up clinic administered 48 vaccines, 27 of which were first doses.

As part of this initiative, Firefighters and health unit staff provide important information and key messages from the health unit. Firefighters also received specialized training from the health unit for after care once someone received the vaccine.

“Once the first person received the vaccine, I knew the clinic was going to be a success. It was a pleasure working with the Health Unit and the South Georgian Bay Health team and knowing we were helping with getting vaccines to residents that wanted to be vaccinated” Says Ross Parr, Fire Chief.

Pop-up clinics are no appointments and offer first or second doses for anyone born in 2009 or earlier. The next pop-up vaccine clinic in Collingwood will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Galaxy Cinemas party room from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check out the SMDHU Website for all the pop up clinics nearest you.

Collingwood Firefighters at vaccine clinic
About Collingwood
The Town of Collingwood is a progressive community located in the heart of a four-season recreation area on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. The area is well known for its many natural amenities and its rich heritage. Collingwood is a destination for tourism and many business, sporting and cultural events Collingwood acts as gateway to the South Georgian Bay region, with stunning landscapes that encourage an active lifestyle, and inspire the local arts and culture community.  Downtown Collingwood might just surprise you with 30 plus restaurants, 60 plus boutique shops, spas for relaxing, live music for grooving…all in the only downtown core recognized in Canada’s Registrar of Historic Places!  More recently, the harbourfront area is emerging as an extension to the downtown district.  Plans for expanding the amenities and events in the harbourfront area promise to make this a much more prominent tourism destination.

For more information, contact:

Fire Chief
Ross Parr
T. 705-445-3920 Ext. 7502
rparr@collingwood.ca  

Executive Director, Customer & Corporate Services
Amanda Pegg
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274
apegg@collingwood.ca