COVID-19 – Vaccine Info
Last reviewed/updated: 9:47 am, February 25, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination information is changing rapidly in Canada and locally. This page is regularly monitored and updated to keep up with this information.
How to get the COVID-19 vaccine
- Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status– Who is being vaccinated now
- Vaccine Distribution Plan– Who is being vaccinated next
- Peterborough Inter-agency Vaccine Planning Team– Who is implementing the vaccine plan
About the COVID-19 vaccine
- Health Canada Approved COVID-19 Vaccines
- Vaccine Safety
- COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ
- COVID-19 Vaccines Webinar Resources
How to get the COVID-19 vaccine
Updated: 9:00 am, February 25, 2021
Peterborough Public Health is currently vaccinating populations in Phase 1.
Total Vaccines Administered*: 1136
- LTCH residents
- LTCH Staff and Essential Caregivers
- Highest Priority Healthcare Workers
All people being vaccinated at this time are being contacted directly by public health.
Peterborough Public Health is committed to providing transparency regarding vaccine safety and adverse events following immunization (AEFI). AEFI will be reported in Peterborough following an investigation and confirmation of the event. Canadian reports of AEFI can be found here.
* The number of total vaccines administered will be updated each Thursday by 5 p.m. and capture the total number of doses administered since vaccination began January 26, 2021. This number captures doses that have been administered in Peterborough City, County, Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation. This number contains total doses administered, including first and second doses and will not differentiate between brand of vaccine administered. A more comprehensive report will be included in the weeks to come as more vaccines are administered.
The Plan for Peterborough
- The Peterborough Public Health (PPH) COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Implementation Plan was developed by PPH in accordance with the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan. The goal of the plan is to ensure at least 75% of the eligible population are vaccinated in the Peterborough region.
- Full plan can be found here.
Who decides the COVID-19 vaccine distribution priority in Peterborough region?
- The Peterborough Inter-agency Vaccine Planning Team is tasked with applying the PPH COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Implementation Plan at the local level.
Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
- Learn more about where you fit in the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan.
About the COVID-19 Vaccine
On December 9, 2020, Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in prevention of the COVID-19 virus. For more information visit:
- What you should know about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
- Health Canada authorization process
- Continued monitoring of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
On December 23, 2020, Health Canada approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for use in prevention of COVID-19. For more information on this vaccine, visit:
- What you should know about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
- Health Canada’s Authorization
- Continued monitoring of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
The safety of vaccines is carefully monitored, starting early in the product development and continuing for as long as the vaccine is being used. Health Canada’s independent drug authorization process is recognized around the world for its high standards and rigorous review. Decisions are based only on scientific and medical evidence showing that vaccines are safe and effective. The benefits must also outweigh any risks. For more information see Health Canada Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.
As with all vaccines, the possibility of a serious side effect is very rare. these are typically due to an allergic reaction or other health conditions that you may have prior to receiving the vaccine. Speak to your healthcare provider if you have any concerns before receiving the vaccine.
For more information about vaccine safety and reporting in Ontario visit Public Health Ontario: Vaccine Safety or review how vaccine safety is monitored.
For more information on vaccine manufacturing, safety, and quality control visit the World Health Organization webpage.
COVID-19 Vaccines & You – January 15, 2021 Webinar recording with Dr. Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health
COVID-19 Vaccines & You– January 15, 2021 Slide deck from webinar with Dr. Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health