All residents 18 years of age and older are eligible to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the Ontario’s booking portal. Visit the COVID-19 Clinic page and click on the COVID-19 Immunization Schedule to determine if you are eligible for a third, fourth, or fifth booster dose.
All appointments for any dose of COVID-19 received at a Peterborough Public Health vaccine clinic must be booked using the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking system:
All residents aged 12-17 years of age are eligible to receive 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents aged 12-17 year old’s will receive a 30mcg dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Learn more information about the youth COVID-19 vaccine or book a COVID-19 appointment.
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. The vaccine will be administered directly following your consultation if deemed to be medically appropriate.
If you need a first or second dose and have previously had COVID-19:
it is recommended that these individuals receive their next dose (dose 1 or 2) at least 8 weeks after their symptoms started or the day they tested positive.
If you need a booster dose and have previously had COVID-19:
it is recommended that these individuals receive their booster dose at least 3 months after their symptoms started or the day they tested positive, ensuring it is at least 6 months after receiving the second dose.
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