COVID-19 vaccination clinics will take place at the Prince Edward Community Centre (PECC, 375 Picton Main Street) on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 from 9 am to 5 pm.
You can book an appointment in advance through the online provincial portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900. Walk-ins are available for these clinics.
People aged 5 and over who are eligible for their first, second, third, or fourth dose of the vaccine can come to the Picton vaccine clinic. Fourth doses are available if: Your last dose was at least 3 months (84 days) ago AND you are 60+ years old OR you are First Nations, Inuit or Métis, OR you are immunocompromised.
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you should speak to a healthcare provider about the optimal timing for your next dose. If you do not have access to a provider, the healthcare professionals at the Picton vaccine clinic are available to discuss with you – make an appointment or walk in.
- Appointments will only show up online if you received your last dose 140+ days prior to the clinic date.
- If it has been between 84-139 days since your third dose, you can 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟 the provincial booking line to make an appointment for your fourth dose at this week’s clinics in Picton. (1-833-943-3900). The province recommends 140 days between 3rd and 4th dose, but you can book earlier with informed consent.
Information about future clinics in Prince Edward County will be announced as the location, dates, and times are confirmed. Continue to check the online provincial portal for upcoming clinics.
Eligible individuals can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies, by contacting the pharmacy directly. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.
Research from around the world has shown the importance of getting three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Three doses are better than two doses at:
- Protecting you from getting COVID
- Stopping you from spreading COVID
- Protecting you from getting so sick from COVID that you have to go to hospital
- Decrease your risk of dying from COVID. To date, 49 people in the Quinte region have died from COVID, and many continue to live with the ongoing effects of COVID infection
Two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine do not work as well as three doses against Omicron, the dominant COVID variant. Protection from two doses starts to decrease around three months. Click here to learn more about the third dose. If you have questions, you can also drop-in to the Picton clinic and speak with the doctor on site.
To provide an extra layer of protection against the Omicron and BA.2 variants, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has expanded eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over. Learn more on the Government of Ontario website.