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This Version Posted: September 27, 2022

Find COVID-19 vaccination clinics near you, including who is eligible for shots.

Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines – Now Available

Starting at 8:00 a.m. on September 12, 2022, bivalent COVID-19 booster appointments will be available to and can be booked for the most vulnerable populations, including:

  • Individuals aged 70 and over;
  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and individuals living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services;
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over;
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12 and over;
  • Pregnant individuals aged 18 and over; and
  • Health care workers aged 18 and over.

To prioritize distribution to these populations, new booster appointments for Ontarians aged 18 and over will be paused until September 26. However, to allow for convenient planning and preparation, individuals 18 years of age and older who do not belong to a priority population can start booking their appointments today, the availability of which is based on shipment schedules and supply from the federal government. Appointments can still be booked through any available clinics for 6 months to 4 years primary series, as well as  5 to 11 and 12 to 17 booster doses. All previously-booked booster appointments for September 12 to 25 will be honoured and, if available, the bivalent vaccine will be offered.
 
Individuals can receive the bivalent booster at the recommended interval of at least six months from their previous dose, regardless of how many boosters they have already received.

The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster is highly recommended and will be replacing the original first, second and third booster doses as vaccine eligibility expands throughout the fall months.


Health Canada has approved a booster (third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years
  • The recommended booster dose for this age group may be offered at least six months after completion of a primary series. Booster doses for ages 5-11 are not yet available in this area, as the Health Unit awaits provincial guidance on its use. Check back for further updates soon.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 – Now Available
  • 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).

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).

  • Book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at Health Unit-run clinics. Please use the online Provincial Booking System or call 1-833-943-3900
  • GO-VAXX vaccine clinics are available by appointment, which can be booked no earlier than 4 business days prior to the clinic date. To book an appointment, visit the COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. 
  • 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.
  • Pregnancy and COVID-19 Vaccines
  • 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 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, 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 six months and older is now 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 now available on an appointment-only basis using the online Provincial Booking System or calling 1-833-943-3900. Please bring your Ontario health card.

  • 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

  • Northumberland Mall, 1111 Elgin St W, Cobourg
  • (Please Note: GO-VAXX bus will be located outside the mall; this clinic is not affiliated with the Northumberland Family Health Team)
    • October 29, 11am to 7pm
    • GO-VAXX bus will be on site providing first, second, third and fourth doses (if eligible) for anyone age 5+
    • GO-VAXX vaccine clinics are by appointment only. To book an appointment, visit the COVID-19 vaccination portal or call 1-833-943-3900.
  • Knights of Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. E. in Cobourg
    • September 27
    • First, second, third and booster doses available for anyone age 6 months and older (subject to eligibility). PLEASE NOTE Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is available on this date for children ages 6 months to 5 years; only for those without a family doctor or whose health care provider is not providing pediatric vaccine. Appointment only. Please use the online Provincial Booking System or call 1-833-943-3900.
  • Knights of Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. E. in Cobourg
    • October 6, 7, 13, 14 – 10am to 5pm
    • First, second, third and booster doses including bivalent booster available for anyone age 6 months and older (subject to eligibility). PLEASE NOTE Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is available on this date for children ages 6 months to 5 years; only for those without a family doctor or whose health care provider is not providing pediatric vaccine. Appointment only. Please use the online Provincial Booking System or call 1-833-943-3900.

CAMPBELLFORD

CODRINGTON


City of Kawartha Lakes

LINDSAY

  • Lindsay Exhibition, 354 Angeline Street South, in Lindsay
    • September 28, 29, 11am to 5pm
    • First, second, third and booster doses available for anyone age 6 months and older (subject to eligibility). PLEASE NOTE Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is available on this date for children ages 6 months to 5 years; only for those without a family doctor or whose health care provider is not providing pediatric vaccine. Appointment only. Please use the online Provincial Booking System or call 1-833-943-3900.
  • Lindsay Exhibition, 354 Angeline Street South, in Lindsay
    • October 3, 4, 11, 12 – 10am to 5pm
    • First, second, third and booster doses including bivalent booster available for anyone age 6 months and older (subject to eligibility). PLEASE NOTE Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is available on this date for children ages 6 months to 5 years; only for those without a family doctor or whose health care provider is not providing pediatric vaccine. Appointment only. Please use the online Provincial Booking System or call 1-833-943-3900.

FENELON FALLS


Haliburton County

MINDEN

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Primary Care Partner Clinics

Please contact your health care provider to see if COVID-19 vaccines are available, including pediatric vaccines for children ages six months to five years.

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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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