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This Version Posted: January 25, 2023

Received COVID-19 vaccines outside of Ontario? Here’s how to register them if you live in The HKPR district Health Unit area.
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For more help or guidance, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 or email info@hkpr.on.ca.


Ontario is expanding access for Evusheld, an antibody treatment that provides at least six months of COVID-19 protection for immunocompromised individuals, to:

People receiving anti-B-cell therapy (e.g., rituximab)

People with significant primary immunodeficiency

Please speak with your health care provider or call 811 to see if Evusheld is right for you. For more information, visit COVID-19 Testing and Treatment online or consult the Evusheld patient handout 

COVID and Travel Plans

As of October 1st the federal government has made changes to all federal border testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements.

Click here to learn more about what’s changed and what’s now recommended for travelers to Canada.

Vaccine Availability at HKPR District Health Unit Clinics

In addition to Pfizer and Moderna, 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 information about bivalent booster vaccines please follow this link.
  • To get a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 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 is not yet available in this area. Please check back for more information. To book an appointment for a Medicago dose, call 1-866-888-4577. 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).
  • 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.

Who is Eligible for Vaccines

Anyone age six months and older is now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 – Now Available

Vaccines are safe, effective, and are the best way to stay protected from COVID‑19 and its variants. They are an important tool to help prevent serious illness and support the overall health and wellbeing of our children and communities.

  • The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages six months up to five years. Parents/guardians can now book a vaccine for their young child in the following ways:
    • If you have a family doctor, contact their office directly to get the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Many health care providers are providing the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
    • If you do not have a family doctor, or your doctor is not offering COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to five years, you can attend a family-friendly clinic organized by the Health Unit. You must book an appointment using the Provincial Booking System or calling 1-833-943-3900 (no walk-ins taken at these pediatric clinics).
  • Resources for Parents/Guardians – Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine: Make an informed choice about getting your young child vaccinated: