Residents Ages 12-17 are Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Booster Dose
Written by Communications, February 18, 2022
Vaccine Clinic Calendar is Updated Weekly
Starting February 18, residents aged 12-17 years are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose at a date that is at least 6 months (168 days) after their second dose was received. Residents must be at least 12 years of age to book a booster dose appointment.
At this time, residents 12-17 years of age who require a booster dose are asked to book an appointment through the provincial vaccine booking system. Appointments can be booked:
- Over the phone by calling 1-833-943-3900 or,
- Online at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
Residents can still receive a COVID-19 vaccine from participating pharmacies. Pharmacy locations can be found on the provincial webpage at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
“Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are no longer enough to prevent infection,” said Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Officer of Health. “We are seeing that three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are more effective at reducing a person’s risk of hospitalization. It is also more effective at preventing infection altogether.”
Peterborough Public Health will continue to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout Peterborough County and City. Dr. Piggott encourages residents to review the COVID-19 vaccine clinic calendar to find a location near them. “The clinic calendar contains information on the COVID-19 vaccine clinics that we are hosting. We encourage residents to view the eligibility criteria and booking details for a clinic before attending,” said Dr. Piggott.
The COVID-19 vaccine clinic calendar can be found on the Peterborough Public Health webpage at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/vaccineclinics
Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the Peterborough Public Health website at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.
For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence, Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391