COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Get your COVID-19 vaccine (including fourth dose, if eligible). Find out how.


How to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine:

Scroll down this page or click here for a list of current COVID-19 vaccination clinics available in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes (please check back, as more dates will be added).

  • Walk-ins (no appointments) are now available at Health Unit-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics, as well as GO-VAXX mobile clinic sites in the area.
  • COVID-19 vaccines (including fourth doses for those who are eligible) are also available at local pharmacies and from primary care providers in the region.

Special Notes

  • Find out who is eligible for first, second, third and fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) remain the recommended ones to get.
  • Two new COVID-19 vaccines — the Novavax and Medicago vaccines — have been approved for use in Canada. Both are more traditional vaccines (neither is mRNA based).
  • To get a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020, and leave your full name and phone number. You must be a resident of Haliburton County, Northumberland County or the City of Kawartha Lakes. You will be called back to arrange an appointment for getting the vaccine. If you live outside these regions, please contact your local health unit/department.
  • The Medicago COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available for those interested in receiving a dose of this vaccine. To book an appointment for a Medicago dose, call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020. You must be a resident of Haliburton County, Northumberland County or the City of Kawartha Lakes (those who live outside these regions should contact their local health department).
  • NOTE: The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID vaccine will no longer be provided to clients unless they produce a doctor’s note stating there are medical reasons why they cannot get any of the other COVID vaccines.
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Who is Eligible for Vaccines

Anyone age 5 years and older is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Click on the links below for eligibility for specific vaccine doses:

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Health Unit Vaccination Clinics

Vaccination clinics hosted by the Health Unit are available on a walk-in basis to anyone 5+. Please bring your Ontario health card. Walk-ins (while vaccine supplies last) are also available at GO-VAXX bus vaccine clinics.

  • Assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation support are now available at all of our clinics.  Please let our staff know of your needs when you arrive at the clinic. 
  • Both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are available.
  • Please note that masks must still be worn at these clinics. If you do not have one, a medical mask will be provided to you at the clinic. Wear the mask properly so it covers your nose, mouth and chin.
Clinic Dates, Times and Locations

Alderville First Nation

Northumberland County

COBOURG

PORT HOPE

BRIGHTON

COLBORNE

  • Keeler Centre, 80 Division Street, in Colborne
    • August 9, 11 am to 5 pm
    • GO-VAXX bus will be on site providing first, second, third and fourth doses (if eligible)
    • Walk in for vaccines (no appointment needed for these clinics) while supplies last

City of Kawartha Lakes

LINDSAY

OMEMEE

  • Omemee Municipal Park/Beach, 2 George Street South, in Omemee
    • July 1, 11 am to 5 pm
    • GO-VAXX bus will on site providing first, second, third and fourth doses (if eligible) – Vaccine clinic being offered in conjunction with a Canada Day celebrations
    • Walk in for vaccines (no appointment needed for this clinic), while supplies last

Haliburton County

MINDEN

  • S.G. Nesbitt Arena, 55 Parkside Street, in Minden
    • July 5 – 11 am to 5 pm
    • July 12 – 11 am to 5 pm
    • GO-VAXX bus will on site providing first, second, third and fourth doses (if eligible)
    • Walk in for vaccines (no appointment needed for these clinics), while supplies last
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Primary Care Partner Clinics

Please contact your health care provider to see if COVID-19 vaccines are available.

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Pharmacy Locations

For a full list of pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccines, visit Ontario’s Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine page. You can search the list of participating pharmacies by community or using your postal code.

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Need a ride to your COVID-19 vaccine appointment? Click here for options in your community

Have Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine? Speak to a Health Professional

Make an appointment to talk with a doctor/nurse if you have questions or concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Access these free services:

Please note:

  • There have been a small number of reports of pericarditis (inflammation of the lining around the heart) or myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) after getting a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in Canada. Click here to learn more in this Public Health Ontario fact sheet.
  • Before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, drink water and eat something ahead of time. Being well-hydrated and having something in your stomach reduces your risk of feeling faint after your shot.
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Additional Resources:

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Data and Stats

Discover reports and data on diseases and health issues affecting this area.

The Health Unit collects, analyzes and reports on disease data for Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Population health assessment and surveillance is key to planning and delivering effective public health programs. Providing accurate, reliable, current and local data also keeps our communities safe and informed, while helping to control the spread of illness and monitor for emerging health problems.

Read on for more details.

  • All reports listed here are available in other accessible formats upon request. For more information, email (info@hkpr.on.ca) or call 1-866-888-4577.

COVID-19 Statistics
  • COVID-19 Dashboard – Virus activity in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and City of Kawartha Lakes (updated once a week on Wednesdays)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Rates – NOTE: Weekly updates on local COVID-19 vaccination rates will be paused for the months of July and August. This will give time for our Epidemiology staff to do other important data analysis work for non-COVID Health Unit programs and services that are now resuming. The reporting of local COVID-19 vaccination rates will resume in the fall.

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Emergency Department (ED) Visit Surveillance

Surveillance information for ED visits to local hospitals in Cobourg, Lindsay, Campbellford and Minden/Haliburton, including for respiratory and gastrointestinal issues:

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Influenza

Weekly summary of influenza activity in the Health Unit region:

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Outbreak Summary

Monthly summary of reported outbreaks in the Health Unit region:

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Overdoses, Hospitalizations and Deaths

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Reportable Diseases

In Ontario, certain infectious diseases (like rabies, hepatitis, measles and chickenpox) must be reported to public health. Here is a monthly summary of reportable diseases in this region:

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Local Beaches

Looking to visit a local beach in the area this summer? Before heading to the beach, ensure it’s safe for swimming.

The Health Unit does regular testing of beaches in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes to ensure the water is safe for swimming.

If a beach is deemed unsafe to swim, it is due to high counts of bacteria in the water.

Testing results are posted below – they will be updated on an ongoing basis this beach season. (Posting begins in mid-June.)


Find Additional Beach Resources Here:

Please note: Test results reflect the water quality only at the time of sampling. The water samples can take between two to three days to process and results are therefore not displayed in real time. Changes in water quality can occur very rapidly and frequently. The sampling results provided are for information purposes only.


Beach Water Test Results by Community


Northumberland County 

Caldwell Street Beach – Port Hope

June 27 – Open – Green



Crowe Bridge Park – Trent Hills

June 27 – Open – Green



Harwood Waterfront & Dock – Hamilton Township



Hastings Waterfront North – Trent Hills

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Hastings Waterfront South – Trent Hills

June 27 – Open – Green



Little Lake – Cramahe

June 27 – Open – Green



East Beach – Port Hope

June 27 – Open – Green



West Beach – Port Hope

June 27 – Closed – Red



Sandy Bay Beach – Alnwick-Haldimand

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Victoria Park – Cobourg

July 28 – Open – Green



Wicklow Beach – Alnwick-Haldimand

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow


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City of Kawartha Lakes

Beach Park – Bobycaygeon



Birch Point – Fenelon Falls

June 27 – Open – Green



Blanchards Road Beach – Bexley

June 27 – Open – Green



Bond Street – Fenelon Falls

June 21 – OPEN – Green



Burnt River Beach – Somerville

June 27– Open – Green



Centennial Park West – Eldon

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Centennial Beach – Verulam

June 28 – Open – Green



Centennial Verulam Parkette

June 28 – Open – Green



Four Mile Lake Beach – Somerville

June 27 – Open – Green



Head Lake Beach – Laxton

June 27 – Open – Green



Norland Bathing Area – Laxton

June 27 – Open– Green



Omemee Beach – Emily/ Omemee

June 27 – Open – Green



Riverview Beach Park – Bobycaygeon

June 28 – Advisory – Yellow



Sturgeon Point Beach – Fenelon Falls

June 28 – Open- Green



Valentia/ Sandbar Beach – Valentia

June 28 – Open – Green



Verulam Recreational Park – Verulam

June 28 – Open – Green


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Haliburton County

Bissett Beach – Minden Hills

June 28– Open – Green



Dorset Parkette – Algonquin Highlands

June 28– Open – Green



Eagle Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 27 – Open – Green



Elvin Johnson Park – Algonquin Highlands

June 28– Open – Green



Forsters Beach – Minden Hills

June 22 – Open – Green



Glamour Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green



Gooderham Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green



Haliburton Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 20– Open – Green



Horseshoe Beach – Minden Hills

June 28– Open – Green



Paudash Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green



Pine Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 27– Open – Green



Rotary Head Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 27 – Open – Green



Rotary Park Lagoon – Minden Hills

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Rotary Park Main – Minden Hills

June 27 – Open – Green



Sandy Cove Beach – Dysart et al

June 27– Open – Green



Sandy Point Beach – Dysart et al

June 27– Open – Green



Slipper Beach – Dysart et al

June 22 – Open – Green



Twelve Mile Lake Beach – Minden Hills

June 22 – Open – Green



Wilbermere Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green


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Lyme Disease

Watch out for blacklegged (or deer) ticks that may spread Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a serious illness that, left untreated, can lead to recurring arthritis, neurological problems, numbness or paralysis.

Some blacklegged ticks carry the bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) that causes Lyme disease. If this type of tick attaches to you, it will bite and feed on your blood. The longer an infected tick feeds, the greater your risk of getting Lyme disease.

Blacklegged ticks are present across Ontario, as is shown on the latest 2022 Lyme Disease Risk Map from Public Health Ontario. Wherever you live, work or play, reduce your risk of Lyme disease by avoiding blacklegged ticks that can spread illness.

Reduce Your Risk:

Fight Lyme disease by avoiding blacklegged ticks that can spread illness:

Removing a Tick:

Testing for Ticks

  • The Health Unit no longer accepts blacklegged ticks for testing, but you can still identify ticks by using the free eTick website. To use the site:
    • Simply submit a photo of the tick you encounter
    • You’ll be notified within 48 hours if the tick is the type that may spread Lyme disease
    • You can then determine what additional care you need, including whether to see a health care provider.
  • If you would like to have a tick tested for the presence of Lyme Disease, there are several private labs that can test the tick for a fee.
When to Seek Medical Attention:
  • A blacklegged tick is attached for 24+ hours or is engorged (meaning it’s fed for some time)
  • You have been to an area where blacklegged ticks may be found and develop symptoms of Lyme disease. Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease can vary from person to person. In some instances, Lyme disease can occur in early or later stages, with some overlap. Some people without a history of prior signs or symptoms may experience problems with Lyme disease days or months after being bitten by an infected tick.
Treatment

Health care providers can take steps to diagnose and treat Lyme disease. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, and the earlier it is detected, the sooner treatment can start and the greater the chance of a successful recovery. Currently, there are no Lyme disease vaccines, although clinical trials are underway in Europe and the U.S.

For more assistance, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006.

Additional Resources

Flood Safety

Floods are the most common natural hazard in Canada. Protect yourself from flooding. Know what to do before, during and after a flood. 

Keep COVID-19 in mind, even during a flood emergency. Follow any advice/direction of municipal staff if picking up sandbags at a municipal depot and continue to take precautions to reduce your risk of illness.


Flood Factsheets

For further help, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006.

You should check with your local municipality about flood preparations, including the availability of sandbags. If you are experiencing an immediate flood emergency, call your local municipality or 911.


Resources

Local Conservation Authorities
Water Levels on Area Lakes and Waterways
Ontario Government
Government of Canada
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

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