Peterborough Regional Health Centre has been working in collaboration with Peterborough Public Health to support the COVID-19 vaccination effort in our community. After Wednesday, July 28, PRHC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will operate on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, August 5 (8:00 a.m. to noon)
  • Tuesday, August 10 (8:00 a.m. to noon)
  • Thursday, August 12 (8:00 a.m. to noon)
  • Tuesday, August 17 (8:00 a.m. to noon)
  • Thursday, August 19 (8:00 a.m. to noon)

On these dates, PRHC’s clinic will continue to offer:

  • Pre-booked appointments for eligible community members to receive their first or second dose of vaccine. These appointments should be scheduled through the provincial booking tool at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/.
  • Drop-in appointments for all eligible community members aged 12+ to receive their first or second dose of vaccine.
  • Physician assessments for individuals who require a medical consultation prior to receiving the vaccine, and/or medical oversight during and after administration of the vaccine. These individuals are asked to contact the clinic directly by phone at 705-876-5828 or by email at CovidVaccine@prhc.on.ca to book an appointment. To determine whether you require a medical assessment/supervision when receiving the vaccine, please refer to the checklist below.

For more information about other vaccine clinics in the community, please visit Peterborough Public Health’s website.

HOW DO I  BOOK A VACCINE APPOINTMENT THROUGH THE PROVINCIAL TOOL?

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 1-833-943-3900

  • You must book over the phone if you have a red and white Ontario Health Card
  • This phone line is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week

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.

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.