Covid-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 – Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 Vaccine Home Page

Last revised/reviewed  August 5, 2022

Do you need a COVID-19 vaccine? Follow these steps to get your dose!

Booking an appointment:
Step 1: Check Vaccine Eligibility
Step 2: Find Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine Clinic Information:
Receiving the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine
Receiving a Vaccine after COVID-19 Infection
Paediatric (6 months to 11 years) Vaccine Information
Before Attending a Vaccine Clinic 
Registering a dose received out of province

Appointment Information:
Assistance with Transportation to the Vaccine Clinic
At the Appointment
After the Appointment

Additional Appointment Resources:
Vaccine Receipt
Resources
Scams and Misinformation
Vaccine Clinic FAQ


Step 1: Vaccine Eligibility

Find out when you are eligible for your next dose: COVID-19 Immunization Schedule


Step 2: Vaccine Clinic Schedule

Please note on Tuesday August 9th we will only be offering the adult dose Pfizer vaccine to those aged 12+. Check the clinic calendar below for appointment availability.

All appointments for any dose of COVID-19 received at a PPH vaccine clinic MUST be booked (unless otherwise stated) using the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking system:

Masks will still be required to be worn in all PPH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.

View calendar details for upcoming vaccine clinics and how to get an appointment.

As of December 3, Ontario issues a preferential recommendation for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be used for residents 29 years of age or younger. Please note – residents over the age of 29 can use Pfizer or Moderna.

Influenza vaccines will not be administered at COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Please review the flu clinic webpage for more information.

Receiving the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Peterborough Public Health will be hosting dedicated clinics for the administration of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

If you would like to receive the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, please contact Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000 ext. 484 to be added to the list.

You will be contacted when the next clinic is being hosted.

Receiving a Vaccine after COVID-19 Infection

As of February 4, 2022, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated their recommendations about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine after having a COVID-19 infection.

If you need a first or second dose and have previously had COVID-19:

  • it is recommended that these individuals receive their next dose (dose 1 or 2) at least 8 weeks after their symptoms started or the day they tested positive.

If you need a booster dose and have previously had COVID-19:

  • it is recommended that these individuals receive their booster dose at least 3 months after their symptoms started or the day they tested positive, ensuring it is at least 6 months after receiving the second dose.

 

Vaccine Clinic Guidance

BEFORE you attend your appointment:

At your appointment you will need to verbally attest to the Adult (18+) consent form or Youth (12-17) consent form or Paediatric (ages 5-11) consent form. Please review the consent form before attending a vaccine appointment. 

Some people need to consult their healthcare provider before attending a vaccine appointment. If you are part of this population, please consult your healthcare provider before booking an appointment to receive the vaccine. This includes,

  • People with severe allergies for a component of the vaccine. A list of COVID-19 vaccines and their ingredients can be found here.

If you do not have a healthcare provider you can speak to a healthcare provider through,

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Registering a dose received out of province

Those who have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario and need to register it, will need to go through a registration process. To begin this process please contact Peterborough Public Health through one of the following methods:

  1. Complete the online registration form here: (Registry for Out of Province Vaccination) OR
  2. Email covidvaccine@peterboroughpublichealth.ca

Please provide the following details:

  • Name, phone number, and email address
  • Reason for calling or emailing
  • Brand of vaccine received
  • Date dose(s) had been administered

Please note – this is not a short process, it may take up to 30 days to hear back from Peterborough Public Health. Please be patient.

People who have an Ontario health card and have received a dose out of province can book a vaccine appointment through the provincial vaccine booking system. If you choose to do this, you MUST bring physical proof (CANNOT be an electronic copy) of your first dose. 

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Assistance with Transportation to the Vaccine Clinic

Ontario Community Support Assistance (OCSA) is offering transportation assistance to vaccine clinics for residents who have a physical disability or mobility issues. Learn more

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At the appointment:

What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment – Ministry of Health

There are a few things to consider when attending a COVID-19 vaccine clinic,

  • Before you arrive, take the COVID-19 online assessment. If you do not pass the assessment, please do not attend the appointment.
  • Bring your Ontario health card
  • Review the adult Adult (18+) consent form or Youth (12-17) consent form before arriving. You will need to verbally attest to consenting at your appointment
  • COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scent free. Please avoid wearing scented products when you attend your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment to allow time for parking and travelling to our new clinic space.

Accompanying people to vaccine appointment:

  • If the person attending the vaccine appointment needs assistance with mobility or other supports then accommodations will be made to allow one person to assist with getting into the clinic and assist in the clinic if needed.
  • Otherwise, there is no waiting area. If the person attending the clinic does not need assistance, all others that do not have an appointment at that time will be asked to wait in their vehicle. The appointment should take 15-30 minutes

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Vaccine Appointment Resources

Review all COVID-19 vaccine appointment information from the Ministry of Health 

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Vaccine Receipt

Residents can obtain their vaccine receipts through the province. This can be found online at covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof/ or by calling the provincial vaccine call centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Scams and Misinformation

Scams

Peterborough Public Health is receiving high rates of reported scams related to COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Please note, only in very rare circumstances will Peterborough Public Health contact you to change a scheduled vaccine appointment. In this event, Peterborough Public Health employees will identify themselves and provide a detailed explanation of the circumstance. Peterborough Public Health will never text you about an appointment change, will never ask for personal health information (including a health card number) over email, and will never ask for personal banking information or money. 

If you are contacted about your vaccine appointment being rescheduled and you wish to confirm the date of your appointment, please contact the provincial vaccine booking call centre at 1-833-943-3900. The call centre agents will be able to confirm your appointment or rebook an appointment for you.

To report a scam or for more information on preventing fraud, please visit the Canada Anti-Fraud Centre.

Misinformation

It can be difficult to avoid misinformation and find accurate and reliable resources.

Peterborough Public Health is committed to providing you with the most up to date information and evidence. Check out some tips to apply when reviewing COVID-19 information. This can help you determine which information is accurate and which information to avoid.

Booking Disclaimer

Thank you for using Ontario’s Vaccine Appointment Booking solution.

 When you provide us with your personal health information and contact information, it will be stored in a health record system maintained by the Ministry of Health.  The Ministry of Health, agents of the ministry, and Ontario Public Health Units may access this system to collect your information and may use and disclose your information for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccine administration, to research, investigate, eliminate, or reduce the current COVID-19 outbreak risk, and as otherwise permitted or required by law.

 For more information on the ministry’s privacy practices, please review our Privacy Statement and online FAQs, or contact us directly at info@peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

 If you are entering information on behalf of someone else, you must be authorized to do so.

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