Walk-in Opportunities Available at COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Written by Comms Team, January 26, 2022
Peterborough Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 vaccine Administered in Region
To increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is expanding walk-in clinic opportunities to some eligible residents. As of today,
- Residents 12 years of age or older who require a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can walk-in to vaccine clinics designated for residents 12 years of age or older.
- Residents 18 years of age or older who require a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can walk-in to vaccine clinics designated for residents 12 years of age or older.
- Residents ages 5-11 who require a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can walk-in to vaccine clinics designated for residents ages 5-11.
At this time, residents ages 5-11 who require a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are asked to book an appointment at available COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
Available COVID-19 vaccine clinics can be found at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/vaccineclinics. Appointments are still available for most COVID-19 vaccine clinics and can be booked through the provincial booking system online at www.ontario.ca/covidvaccine or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
“We are aiming to reduce the barriers to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine by expanding walk-in opportunities for many residents,” said Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Officer of Health. “Peterborough Public Health will continue to host vaccine clinics in the City of Peterborough and throughout Peterborough County to increase access to the vaccine.”
Today is the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Peterborough region. On January 26, 2021, Elizabeth Campbell was the first resident in Peterborough to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Piggott adds, “In one year, all vaccination partners in our region have been able to administer 321,186 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. I want to thank our vaccinators, administrative support, volunteers, and every partner organization that have supported COVID-19 vaccine efforts across the region.”
For additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca
For further information, please contact:
705-743-1000, ext. 391