Residents Born in 1951 or Before Can Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Starting Today

Written by Comms Team, April 1, 2021

The provincial COVID-19 vaccination appointment booking system is now open to residents in the Peterborough Public Health area who are 70 years and older (born in 1951 or before).

Appointments can be made either online at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine at any time, or by calling 249-494-5631 from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., including Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Monday (April 5).  Residents are asked to be patient when booking their appointments. Past experience has shown that the local call centre experiences a high volume of calls on the day a new age group opens up for booking before tapering off a few days later. Residents are reminded that once you become eligible for vaccination, you remain eligible and can book into future clinics.

“With more than 9,000 local residents in the 70-74 age group, we are excited to increase the number of people who can now be immunized,” said Dr. Salvaterra Medical Officer of Health. “We encourage residents to book online if possible. If booking must be done over the phone, remember that calling on the day that an age group becomes eligible will lead to long wait times. Residents are encouraged to check back online each day as new appointments become available.”

Dr. Salvaterra noted that more than 3,000 people will shortly receive an email for the 70-74 age group at their request by signing up as part of the Notify Me program. To sign up to receive an email when the next age group or other groups become eligible as per the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Program, please visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/notifyme.

To book an appointment online you will need to have a green Ontario health card and an email address. To book over the phone you will need to have a green or a red and white Ontario health card. Before you book an appointment, residents are reminded to review the COVID-19 vaccine consent form. If residents require a consultation with a healthcare provider to review any concerns with their health, please do this before booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

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For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
bcadence@peterboroughpublichealth.ca