Mobile GO-VAXX Bus Returns to Haliburton County on First Saturday of December
PORT HOPE, ON (November 25, 2021) - If you missed the bus the first time, there’s another chance to get aboard to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
The GO-VAXX bus is returning to Haliburton County on December 4 from 11 am to 3 pm. The retrofitted GO bus that serves as a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic will at the Haliburton County Visitor’s Centre on York Street (next to the public library).
With the recent approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11 years, anyone born in 2016 or earlier can now visit the bus to receive their first or second dose of vaccine. As well, third and booster dose are also available for those who are eligible. No appointments are needed to receive COVID-19 vaccine on the GO-VAXX bus.
“Getting aboard the bus for a vaccine can put you on the road to better protection against COVID-19,” says Doreen Boville, a Health Promoter with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
Currently, people age 70+ (born in 1951 or earlier), Indigenous adults and adult non-Indigenous household members, health care workers or essential care providers, and individuals who received a full series of AstraZeneca/Janssen vaccines can get a third dose. Third doses are only available to these individuals at least six months (168 days) after their second dose of vaccine.
Anyone wishing to get a vaccine on the GO-VAXX bus is asked to bring their Ontario 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.
Local residents are reminded that the Health Unit is also holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Minden Community Centre and Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. A list of dates and times through to the end of December is available on the Health Unit website or by calling 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020.