Several COVID-19 vaccine clinics will take place next week in Prince Edward County.
Clinics will be held on Tuesday, July 19 from 1 – 7 pm and Wednesday, July 20 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street). You may book an appointment in advance for these clinics. Go online to book or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900. Walk-ins may be accepted depending on vaccine availability. Updates will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.
People aged 12 and over who are eligible for their first, second, third, or fourth dose of the vaccine can get the COVID-19 vaccine at these clinics. Visit the Government of Ontario website for more details about eligibility.
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will take place on Monday, July 18 at the following locations:
- Picton Skate Park (375 Picton Main Street, Picton), 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Roblin Lake Park (38 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh), 2 – 4 pm
People aged 12 and over who are eligible for their first, second, third, or fourth dose of the vaccine can get the COVID-19 vaccine at these pop-up clinics. You do not need to book an appointment in advance for the pop-up clinics.
Second booster dose eligibility expanded
Ontarians aged 18 and over are now eligible to get a second booster dose.
Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months after an individual receives their first booster dose.
“We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, both across the province and in our region. Individuals who have any underlying health conditions or those who spend a significant amount of time with vulnerable populations are encouraged to get a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible”, says Dr. Ethan Toumishey, Medical Officer Health and CEO at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. “As many residents plan to travel and socialize over the summer, getting a booster dose will help increase your protection against serious infection and reduce the risk of transmitting the virus. This is especially important for those who are more vulnerable to severe illness.”
You may choose to receive your second booster dose as early as three months (84 days) after your first booster dose. Please book this dose through the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900.
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you should speak to your health-care provider about the optimal timing for your next dose. If you do not have access to a provider, the health-care professionals at the vaccine clinics will be available to discuss with you.
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.