COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Second Doses Opens Today for Everyone 18 Years and Over

Written by Communications, June 28, 2021

Walk-ins Welcome for First Doses Only Starting July 1 at Evinrude

Starting today, all local residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to book a second dose appointment ahead of schedule.

“For the best protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, it is very important that residents receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “Other regions of the world with lower rates of fully immunized residents are experiencing increasing case counts because the Delta variant is much more transmissible, and more likely to lead to serious illness in those who are unvaccinated or who only have one dose.”

Dr. Salvaterra added that opening up second dose appointments to everyone over the age of 18 will provide Peterborough-area residents with the opportunity to seek their second dose of COVID-19 as soon as 28 days after their first. It takes an additional two to four weeks for full immunity to develop. She also reminded residents over 18 years that mixing mRNA vaccines is safe and effective.

To help residents get vaccinated as quickly as possible, Peterborough Public Health has opened up more appointments this week as vaccine supplies are strong. In addition, Peterborough Public Health is offering walk-in appointments for first doses only at the Evinrude Centre starting July 1. Residents of Peterborough City, County, Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation who require a first dose can attend any vaccine clinic at the Evinrude Centre between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. without booking online in advance. Please bring an Ontario health card and proof of residence in the Peterborough region.


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391