Are You Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for eligible residents in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.


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Who is eligible now?

Phase 1 – ALL populations are eligible now, including Indigenous adults.

Phase 2 – SELECT populations are eligible now.

Phase 3 – NOT eligible now.

See below for details on who is eligible and how to book. Please read carefully.

Eligible Now
  • If you are 40+ in 2021 and want to receive a vaccination at a pharmacy: Contact the pharmacy directly to book your appointment
  • People who are eligible in Phase 1 but do not meet age criteria: See the Click and Connect feature below for instructions on booking your appointment.
    • NOTE: Vaccines are now being provided to those identified by community partners as being medically unable to travel to a community clinic. Once identified, you will be contacted by a member of one of the Emergency Medical Services Northumberland Paramedics, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services and Haliburton County depending on the area in which you live.
  • Adults aged 18 years and older who live in a “hot spot” community: HKPR District Health Unit region has NOT been identified as a “hot spot.
Eligible under Phase 1:
Eligible under Phase 2:
  • People with health conditions in the HIGHEST RISK , HIGH RISK and AT RISK category and one essential caregiver. Note: An essential caregiver is someone providing direct, frequent and sustained in-person personal care and/or assistance with activities of daily living to the individual. The health condition (including pregnancy) of the individual requires ongoing reliance on the care and/or assistance from the essential caregiver. Go to the provincial booking system or call 1-888-999-6488.
  • People who cannot work from home who fall under Group One and Group Two (including remaining elementary and secondary school workers). Go to the provincial booking system or call 1-888-999-6488. Individuals who are between the ages of 12 to 17 years cannot book appointments through the provincial booking system. Please see the Click and Connect feature below for instructions about booking your appointment.
  • Licensed childcare providers working in centres or in-home, and licensees working directly with children. Go to the provincial booking system or call 1-888-999-6488.
  • People who live and work in high-risk congregate settings (ie. shelters, group homes): See the Click and Connect feature below for instructions about booking your appointment.
  • Eligible education staff who provide direct support to students with complex special needs. Go to the provincial booking system or call 1-888-999-6488.
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NOT Eligible At This Time
  • People who fit into a Phase 3 category

If you are NOT eligible at this time, please DO NOT call or submit a question to the Health Unit. These will not be answered.

Please continue to be patient and check back for updates to see when you are eligible for booking.

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Using the Click and Connect Feature

If you are eligible, but unable to book a vaccination appointment through the provincial booking system, you will be directed to contact the Health Unit.

To contact the Health Unit, please use the Click and Connect feature. Click here to access Click and Connect.

When you use the Click and Connect feature, the Health Unit will receive a message. Read and follow the two steps below.

Step 1:
  • Complete the information – name, phone number etc. and click NEXT.
  • Select COVID-19 Questions and then click NEXT.
  • Review your details and click NEXT.
  • Click on START QUESTIONAIRE and then click on Vaccine, immunization and eligibility. Click NEXT PAGE at the bottom of the page to proceed.
  • Answer YES to the question – Do you still have a question for the Health Unit?
Step 2:
  • Proceed to the ‘do you still have a question’ tab and enter the following information: Important note: Please be sure to write down the types of information listed below. All of the information is required and must be complete. 
  • Type “Add to Special Booking List”
  • Identify what priority population you belong to
  • Provide your first and last name.
  • Provide a valid email address. 
  • Provide your date of birth.
  • Provide your health card number with version code.
  • Provide your phone number.
  • Provide name of your primary care practitioner (e.g. doctor) if you have one

**If you do not provide ALL of this information, the Health Unit cannot process your request.

If you are eligible and have provided ALL of the required information, someone from the health unit will call you to discuss your options to book an appointment. 

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Identification if you work and meet eligibility criteria.
  • A list of your medications
  • A valid health card (OHIP)

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit our website: COVID-19 Vaccines.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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How to Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment:

  • If you were born in 1981 or earlier, you MUST book through the provincial booking system or calling 1-888-999-6488. The Health Unit cannot book an appointment for you.
  • If you are not booking based on age, but think you are eligible to be vaccinated, please click here to see if you are eligible and how you can book your vaccine appointment.
  • Once a clinic is filled, it will no longer be visible on the provincial booking system.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive a confirmation code when you have successfully booked your appointment. Please bring this code with you to the clinic as required to proceed with your appointment. If you do not have a confirmation code, please do not go to the clinic event as it means you do not have an appointment. Instead revisit the online system or call the customer service desk to book your appointment and receive your confirmation code.
Are you eligible to book?

Click here to see if you are eligible for a vaccine and follow the steps to see how you can book an appointment.

Booking Online

Visit www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine

When booking an appointment, individuals will be asked for information from their green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. Individuals with an expired health card can still book an appointment. Individuals with a red and white health card will need to call the provincial information line.

At the time of booking, eligible individuals will schedule their first and second vaccination appointments.

Phone Line

Call 1-888-999-6488

Individuals born in 1981 or earlier who do not have internet access, can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. Phone lines will be open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More information about booking an appointment: Book A Vaccination Appointment and Frequently Asked Questions

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Local Vaccination Clinics

Additional clinic appointments are added to the provincial booking system, as more COVID-19 vaccines arrive locally.

Northumberland County
Cobourg
  • Cobourg Community Centre750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg (view map)
    • Clinics are scheduled for May 15, 19, 21, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31. If a clinic is filled, it will not appear on the provincial booking system. More clinic dates will be added as vaccine allocations are confirmed.
Campbellford
City of Kawartha Lakes
Lindsay
  • Lindsay Exhibition (LEX)354 Angeline Street South, Lindsay (view map)
    • Clinics are held Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
    • The LEX Clinic will operate as a drive-through model, meaning individuals will remain in their vehicles for the duration of their appointment. There will be signage and hospital staff on-site to help navigate where to go.
    • Those with appointments are asked to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to their appointment time to check in. Individuals being vaccinated should wear a loose, comfortable shirt and must bring their Ontario health card.
Fenelon Falls
  • Fenelon Falls Community Centre27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls (view map)
    • Clinics are scheduled for May 22, 23, 29, 30. If a clinic is filled, it will not appear on the provincial booking system. More clinic dates will be added as vaccine allocations are confirmed.
    • Watch this Health Unit video on what to expect when you arrive at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre for your vaccine appointment.
Haliburton County
Haliburton
  • A.J. LaRue Community Centre728 Mountain Street, Haliburton (view map)
    • A clinic is scheduled for May 20, 27. If a clinic is filled, it will not appear on the provincial booking system. More clinic dates may be added as vaccine allocations are confirmed.
Minden
  • S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena55 Parkside Street, Minden (view map)
    • Clinics are scheduled for May 14, 18, 25. If a clinic is filled, it will not appear on the provincial booking system. More clinic dates will be added as vaccine allocations are confirmed.
Please note:
  • Vaccination appointments are booked based on vaccine availability
  • Additional clinics and or clinic locations may be added in the coming weeks.
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Pharmacy Vaccine Locations

Anyone 40 years of age and older can now be vaccinated at select pharmacies in Ontario. You can book a vaccination appointment if you:

  • will be 40 years of age in 2021.
  • have a valid Ontario health card, or other form of valid government-issued identification.

Please contact the pharmacy directly, as some may require appointments while others offer walk-in services. Do not contact the Health Unit, as we have no involvement in this program.

Local Pharmacy Clinic Locations

At this time, only a few select pharmacies in the local Health Unit region are offering these vaccines. They include:

Northumberland County
Brighton
  • Remedy’s Rx (24 Main St.)
Campbellford
Cobourg
  • Pharmacy 101 (464 Division St.)
    • To book an appointment, call 905-269-0828.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (270 Spring St.)
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy (73 Strathy Rd.)
Port Hope
  • Loblaw Pharmacy (20 Joceyln St.)
  • Pharmasave (60 Ontario St.)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (249 Ontario St.)
    • To book an appointment, call (905) 885-8740 or click here.
City of Kawartha Lakes
Bobcaygeon
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (85 Bolton St.)
  • Village Gate Pharmasave (101 East St.)
    • To book an appointment, call 705-738-2372 or click here.
Coboconk
  • Coby Pharmacy (Main St. 6662 Hwy 35)
    • To book an appointment, call 705-454-1900.
Fenelon Falls
  • Fenelon Falls Pharmacy (53 Colborne St.)
    • To book an appointment, call 705-887-2320 or click here.
Lindsay
  • Loblaw Pharmacy (400 Kent St. W.)
  • Kawartha Lakes Pharmacy (55 Angeline St. N., Unit 4A)
    • To book an appointment, call 705-324-2929 or click here.
  • Pharma Plus (401 Kent St. W.)
  • R.X. Drug Mart (51 Kent St. W.)
    • To book an appointment, call 705-328-1505.
  • Rexall Pharma Plus (86 Angeline St. S.)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (343 Kent St. W., Unit 341)
Haliburton County
Haliburton
  • Drug Store Pharmacy (5121 Cty Rd. 21)
  • Haliburton Highland Pharmacy (211 Highland St.)
    • Call (705) 457-9669 or click here to book an appointment.
  • Rexall (224 Highland St.)
    • To book an appointment, call 705-457-1112 or click here.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (186 Highland St.)
Other Pharmacy Locations in Ontario

For other pharmacies taking place in this program, visit the Ontario government’s Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine page. You can search the list of pharmacies by community or using your postal code.

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Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

If you received your first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, you will need a second dose to be fully protected.

In Ontario, the second dose for these vaccines is now given up 112 days after the first dose.  

This timing affects everyone in Ontario, except for high-risk individuals, including: 

  • Residents of long-term care homes/retirement homes/elder care lodges/assisted living facilities. 
  • Adults who are First Nations, Inuit and Metis
  •  Highest-risk health care workers
  • Individuals with certain medical conditions:
    • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
    • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy), excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal therapy or radiation therapy
    • Individuals on dialysis

The Province of Ontario may add to this list from time to time, but no other exceptions are allowed unless the government adds to this list. 

If you are eligible for a shortened dose interval and are not able to book an appointment through your health care provider or pharmacy, follow the instructions to be added to the Click and Connect system and be placed on a booking list for a second dose appointment. 


If you booked your first dose of vaccine through the provincial booking system, you will have already received an appointment for your second dose. If you need to change your appointment, please call the provincial booking system booking number: 1-888-999-6488.

Please note: you may need to go to a different clinic location for your second dose appointment. Please check for updated vaccination clinic locations prior to your appointment.


The following information on booking an appointment for a second dose is for individuals who did NOT book their first vaccine dose through the provincial booking system.

Individuals who:
  • Received their first dose at an immunization clinic prior to March 25: you will be contacted directly about how to book an appointment for a second dose.
  • Received their first dose of vaccine through a hospital clinic: the hospital will contact you directly to book your appointment for second dose. If you are eligible for a shortened dose interval, the hospital will contact you about changes to your appointment.
  • Health care workers and essential caregivers who received their first dose of vaccine at a long-term care or retirement home: Check to see if there are plans for vaccination at your facility. If not, follow the instructions to be added to the Click and Connect system and be placed on a booking list for a second dose appointment.
  • Received their first dose of vaccine at an end-of-day dose at a Health Unit immunization clinic: you will need to book an appointment through the provincial booking system. The system does not yet allow second dose appointments to be booked. Check the website for updates on when the system will permit these appointments to be booked. If you are eligible for a shortened dose interval, follow the instructions to be added to the Click and Connect system and be placed on a booking list for a second dose appointment.
  • Received their first dose through a pharmacy or primary care provider after March 25: you will be provided a second dose appointment from the pharmacy or health care provider. 
  • Received their first dose of vaccine at a clinic held specifically for Indigenous adults: you will be contacted directly about how to book an appointment for a second dose.
  • Are receiving dialysis at a local hospital: the hospital will be in contact with you to schedule your second dose.

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines are now here in the fight against COVID-19. Please read further for more information.

Get Your Vaccine

Video Resources

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About COVID-19 Vaccine
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Who Gets the Vaccine First – A Phased Approach

Due to limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Ontario, the Province has outlined a three-phase approach to provide vaccines to people.

  • In Phase One (currently underway), immediate priority for vaccines will be provided based on age and other factors.
  • In Phase Two (April to June 2021), vaccines will be available to more people based on age, health conditions, where they live, and where they work. Timelines are subject to vaccine availability.
  • In Phase Three (July 2021 and beyond), COVID-19 vaccines will be widely available for anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to receive a dose.
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How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Vaccines have saved millions of lives over the past century. COVID-19 vaccines will work similarly to protect millions more. Here’s how:

  • COVID vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to build protection against coronavirus.
  • It does this by telling your body to make spike proteins.
  • Spike proteins are unique to the virus that causes COVID-1.9
  • Your immune system responds to the spike proteins by making antibodies that can protect you against COVID-19.

The result is that you build up immunity to the virus, allowing your body to fight off COVID-19 more easily.

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Facts on COVID-19 Vaccine
  • COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the coronavirus and cannot give you COVID-19. Instead, the vaccine offers a dose of protection!
  • Like other vaccines, it may take several days for your body to build full immunity against COVID-19.
  • This means if you come in contact with the virus just before or after you complete the vaccine series, you could still develop COVID-19. That makes it important to continue taking COVID-19 precautions until you are fully protected.
  • The Ontario Medical Association also offers additional facts about COVID-19 vaccine.
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Possible Side-Effects
  • Serious adverse reactions to vaccines are rare. They happen less than one time in a million (Source: Ontario Ministry of Health).
  • If you get any vaccine, minor side-effects may occur. These are usually mild and clear up within a few days. Some common side-effects include: pain at the site of injection (even redness and swelling), body chills, feeling tired or feeling feverish.
  • Vaccines are constantly monitored for potential reactions and safety measures are put in place if needed. You can be assured COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective!
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What You Can Do
  • Watch for more information from the Health Unit about when the COVID-19 vaccine is available in your community and when you can go to get vaccinated.
  • Until you are vaccinated, continue your efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19:
    • Stay home if sick.
    • Only leave home for essentials like groceries and medical matters.
    • Avoid all non-essential travel.
    • Wear a mask or face covering that covers your nose, mouth and chin when inside public places.
    • Practise physical distancing by staying 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside your immediate household
    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
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Additional Resources

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution, development and safety:

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