Peterborough Regional Health Centre is working in collaboration with Peterborough Public Health to support the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in our community. Beginning Wednesday April 7, 2021, people aged  60 + may book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the provincial online booking system.

HOW DO I  BOOK A VACCINE APPOINTMENT?

To receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you MUST book an appointment. 

1. Online at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine

  • To book online you must have an email address and an Ontario Health Card with a photo
  • Online booking is available 24/7

2. Book over the phone by calling 249-494-5631

  • You must book over the phone if you have a red and white Ontario Health Card
  • This phone line is staffed Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are having issues with the booking system or have general COVID-19 vaccine questions, please contact the Ministry of Health for assistance 1-888-999-6488.

There are some groups who may follow an alternative method of booking through PRHC by email invitation. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare workers and medical first responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Individuals in congregate settings
  • Recipients of chronic homecare
  • Individuals with high-risk health conditions

If you are in one of these groups and have questions, please reach out by email to CovidVaccine@prhc.on.ca.

DO I NEED A MEDICAL CONSULTATION BEFORE BEING VACCINATED?

Some people may need to consult their healthcare provider before booking a vaccine appointment. If you fall into any of the categories below, you will be required to have a medical consultation before receiving the vaccine.

  • You have a suspected hypersensitivity or have had an immediate allergic reaction to a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine or polyethylene glycol (PEG) or Polysorbate

  • You have had a severe (e.g. anaphylaxis) or immediate allergic reaction to any other vaccine or injectable therapy (e.g. intramuscular, intravenous, or subcutaneous vaccines or therapies not related to a component of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines or polysorbates)

  • You have had a severe allergic reaction (e.g. anaphylaxis) not related to vaccines or injectable medications – such as allergies to food, pet, venom, latex, environment, etc.

  • You are or could be pregnant or breastfeeding

  • You have problems with your immune system or you are taking medications that can affect your immune system (e.g. high-dose steroids, chemotherapy)

  • You have an autoimmune disease

  • You have a bleeding disorder or you are taking medications that could affect blood clotting (e.g. blood thinners)

If you need a medical consultation, book an appointment with your healthcare provider before booking your vaccine appointment. Alternately, call the PRHC COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic directly at 705-876-5828 to book a consultation with a physician at the clinic. The vaccine will be administered directly following your consultation if deemed to be medically appropriate.

Learn more about receiving a medical consultation in advance of your vaccine appointment here.

WHERE CAN I BOOK A VACCINE APPOINTMENT?

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic available through the provincial booking link is at the:

Evinrude Centre
911 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, ON
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The provincial online booking tool offers vaccine appointments up to five (5) days in advance. More appointments will become available each day.

I HAVE MADE AN APPOINTMENT AT PRHC’S COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

  • Complete a COVID-19 self-assessment prior to coming to PRHC. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please cancel your vaccination appointment and book a COVID-19 test.

  • Please arrive at the time of your scheduled appointment and park in the visitor lot. Parking will be validated inside the hospital.

  • Arrive alone, unless you require a support person.

  • Use the Main Entrance of the hospital to access the clinic.

  • Bring the following documents with you:

      • Health Card or other photo identification
      • A copy of your appointment confirmation email (print or digital)
  • Have the appointment email open or printed to show screeners to gain entry to the hospital.

  • Follow all instructions provided by hospital screeners.

  • Wear a mask at all times when inside the Health Centre.

HOW DO I REBOOK OR CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?

If you have to rebook or cancel your vaccine appointment made through the provincial booking system, please call 249-494-5631 or 1-888-999-6488.

If you have booked a medical consultation at PRHC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic and you need to rebook or cancel, please call the clinic directly at 705-876-5828.

If you have booked an appointment via a direct email invitation from PRHC’s Vaccine Clinic, please use the link in your booking confirmation email to rebook or cancel.

HOW DO I BOOK MY SECOND DOSE?

On March 26, the province issued revised direction regarding the administration of second doses of vaccine.

The following special populations are now recommended to have the dosing interval that is recommended in the product monograph (for Pfizer-BioNTech, this is 21 days and for Moderna, 28 days):

  • 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.

Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and Assisted Living facilities and remote and isolated First Nations communities will also continue to receive second doses at the shorter interval.

All other populations will receive their second dose of vaccine at the 16-week interval, in alignment with provincial and public health direction.

If you have received your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at PRHC’s vaccine clinic, you will receive additional information and instructions to book your next appointment at least two (2) weeks before the date of your second dose. We currently expect to begin sending second dose booking instructions towards the end of May.

If you received your first dose of vaccine at PRHC and you fall within one of the two patient groups listed above that are now recommended for the shorter dosing interval, we ask you to call the PRHC COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic directly at 705-876-5828 to self-identify. Our clinic staff will screen you over the phone and again at your appointment to confirm that you are eligible to receive your second dose at this time. If you are not eligible, you will be asked to book your second dose for the 16-week interval.

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