COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands This Week to More Groups

Written by Comms Team, May 11, 2021

Limited Appointments Available Until Vaccine Supplies Increase Week of May 17

Starting today (May 11), eligibility for booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment has expanded for the following groups:

Starting Thursday, May 13, eligibility for booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment will expand for:

  • People who are 40 years of age and older in 2021.

Residents are asked to be patient as vaccine appointment availability remains limited until more vaccine supplies are received. Shipments are expected to increase during the week May 17.

Eligible residents can book their appointment online at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by phone at 1-833-943-3900 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

In addition, eligible residents who are waiting for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can now also apply to be on a vaccine standby list. Residents who sign up for this list may be called if doses are leftover at the end of a mass vaccination clinic run by Peterborough Public Health. The purpose of the standby list is to avoid wasting any doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This list fills and then closes temporarily, re-opening as additional applicants are needed. Residents are encouraged to check the standby application list regularly for openings.

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, please visit peterboroughpublichealth.ca or call the provincial vaccine information line at 1-888-999-6488.

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For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391