Covid-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 – Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 Vaccine Home Page

Last revised/reviewed  January 20, 2022

Residents who missed their appointment on January 17 can bring their appointment confirmation to any 12+ PPH vaccine clinic and be able to walk-in to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Upcoming clinics can be found on the vaccine clinic calendar.

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

Booking an appointment:
Step 1: Check Vaccine Eligibility
Step 2: Check Vaccine Clinic Schedule
Step 3: Book a Vaccine Appointment

Vaccine Clinic Information:
Paediatric (5-11) Vaccine Information
Before Attending a Vaccine Clinic 
Residents that do not have an Ontario Health Card
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

Do you need a First and/or Second Dose?

Ages 5-11:

All residents 5-11 years of age are eligible to receive the paediatric dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents are encouraged to wait 56 days (8 weeks) after receiving their first dose to receive a second dose to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series. A second dose can be booked after the first dose is administered. Learn more about the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine or find a clinic near you.

Residents MUST be 5 years of age or older to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Ages 12+:

All residents who are 12 years of age or older are eligible to receive 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Residents can receive their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at any Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Residents 12+ will not be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a youth (ages 5-11) COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The recommended interval of time between first and second doses is 8 weeks.

Check out the clinic calendar for upcoming vaccine clinics

Do you need a Booster Dose?

  • Eligibility
  • Interval between doses
    • These residents must wait until at least 84 days (12 weeks) after their second dose to receive a booster dose. Use this guide to determine when you have reached your 84 day interval.
    • Indigenous residents and their non-Indigenous household members are eligible for a booster dose at least 64 days after their second dose was received. Learn more about the booster dose for Indigenous adults.

Residents who are between the age of 12-29 and who are eligible to receive a booster dose, are recommended to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as their booster dose. This is based on a National Advisory Committee on immunization (NACI) recommendation.

Residents who have had a COVID-19 infection are still encouraged to receive a booster dose. A booster dose can be received 12 weeks after a second dose was received and after a resident is recovered from their COVID-19 symptoms and out of isolation.

Do you need a Third Dose?

Residents who have a health condition that would make them immunocompromised or who are on immunosuppressant medication are eligible for a third dose at least 2 months after their second dose. A comprehensive list of medications and health conditions that would make someone eligible for a third dose can be found in the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Guidance Document. 

Residents who are eligible for a third dose MUST obtain a referral form from their healthcare provider or bring in a prescription with the eligible medication. With this proof, residents can walk-in to any Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic that is administering vaccines to residents in their age range (either 5-11 years of age or 12+) to receive a third dose.

Do you need a Fourth Dose?

Residents who have a health condition that would make them immunocompromised or who are on immunosuppressant medication are eligible for a fourth dose at least 3 months (12 weeks) after their third dose. A comprehensive list of medications and health conditions that would make someone eligible for a fourth dose can be found in the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Guidance Document. 

Residents who are eligible for a third dose MUST obtain a referral form from their healthcare provider or bring in a prescription with the eligible medication. With this proof, residents can walk-in to any Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic that is administering vaccines to residents in their age range (either 5-11 years of age or 12+) to receive a fourth dose.


Step 2: Vaccine Clinic Schedule

First and Second Doses (5-11): All residents 5-11 years of age are eligible to receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. View calendar details for upcoming vaccine clinics and how to get an appointment.

First and Second Doses (12+): All residents 12 years of age or older are eligible to receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. View calendar details for upcoming vaccine clinics and how to get an appointment.

Booster/Third Doses: All residents 18 years of age or older are eligible to receive a booster dose at least 12 weeks after their second dose was received. View calendar details for upcoming vaccine clinics and how to get an appointment.

Interval between doses:

  • A 56 day (8 week) interval between first and second doses is recommended.
  • Booster doses of Moderna or Pfizer are recommended to be administered 12 weeks after receiving the second dose, at the earliest
  • Residents who are considered to be immunocompromised or on immunosuppressant medication can receive a third dose at 56 days after the second dose was received, at the earliest. These residents must have a physician referral or proof of medication at the 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.


Step 3: Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being booked through the province of Ontario COVID-19 vaccine booking system. Residents can book an appointment:

Check out upcoming vaccine clinics in the Peterborough region here. 

Residents who have questions about booking a vaccine appointment can call the provincial vaccine booking system for assistance at 1-833-943-3900.

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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Booking for Residents that do not have an Ontario Health Card

Those who do not have an Ontario Health Card are still eligible for the vaccine. Booking a vaccine appointment for individuals that do not have an Ontario health card will require a profile to be set up in the provincial booking system. To start this process, individuals must complete a form to let us know they do not have an Ontario health card, provide their contact information, and confirm eligibility. This will allow our team to follow up as appropriate to verify your identity. There are two options to begin the process:

  1. Complete the form online here OR
  2. Call Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000 ext. 606

Residents with a COVID-19 ID will need to call the provincial booking system to book an appointment (1-833-943-3900)

Due to a large volume of inquiries, it may take up to 2 weeks for you to hear back. We thank our community for their support, and patience.

Registering a dose received out of province

Those who have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario (one dose or two) 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 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 1-2 weeks 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.

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.

Learn more about proof of vaccine requirements here.

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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