Residents 70 and over in greater Kawarthas region can now book vaccine appointments through province’s online system

AstraZeneca vaccine also available for residents 55 and over at selected pharmacies in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Hastings County

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has recommending the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine only be used on people under the age of 65, due to limited information on its efficacy among older adults. Ontario will be distributing 19,500 doses of the vaccine to Hamilton, Toronto, Guelph, Peterborough, Simcoe-Muskoka, and Peel to immunize 60 to 64 year olds. (Photo: Wikipedia)

As of Friday (April 2), all residents of the greater Kawarthas region aged 70 and over in 2021 can make COVID-19 vaccination appointments through the provincial booking system.

On Thursday afternoon, the Ontario government announced expanded booking eligibility in 10 public health unit regions, including all three in the greater Kawarthas region: Peterborough Public Health, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

Appointments at local mass immunization clinics can be made online at ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

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The government also announced the AstraZeneca vaccine will be available at 350 more pharmacies across the province, including selected pharmacies in the greater Kawarthas region. The AstraZeneca vaccine is available by appointment to those 55 or older in 2021.

Residents of the greater Kawarthas region can contact the pharmacies below to make an appointment. You will have to join a waitlist if the selected pharmacy has not yet received its vaccine doses.

 

Peterborough

 

City of Kawartha Lakes

 

Northumberland County

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Haliburton County

As of April 2, 2021, there are no pharmacies in Haliburton County offering the AstraZeneca vaccine. For the most up-to-date list of pharmacies offering vaccination appointments, visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.

 

Hastings County

 

Prince Edward County

 

The provincial government expects another 800 pharmacies across Ontario will be offering the vaccine by the end of April 2021.

For the most up-to-date list of pharmacies offering vaccination appointments, visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.

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