Peterborough-area residents who haven’t yet received their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can now get one at a Evinrude Centre walk-in clinic in Peterborough without needing an appointment.
Peterborough Public Health is encouraging all residents who are eligible and haven’t yet received their second dose to attend a clinic, as two doses of the vaccine provide the best protection against highly contagious variants such as the delta variant.
Anyone 12 years and older who received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days ago is eligible to attend a vaccine clinic now for a second dose.
“Residents who have second dose appointments booked for August and into the fall are strongly encouraged to move up their second dose by either changing their appointment in the booking system or attending a walk-in clinic that is available now,” says Donna Churipuy, the health unit’s chief officer of COVID-19 operations, in a media release.
“If you plan to gather with people from outside your household, you are putting them and yourself at risk of transmitting COVID-19. For a safe and fun summer, get your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Dates and times for upcoming COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics at the Evinrude Centre include:
- July 19 to 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. (ages 18 and older)
- July 22 and 25 to 29 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. and July 22 and 26 to 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (ages 12 and older)
- July 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ages 12 to 17).
Residents aged 12 to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine; adults 18 years and older will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Peterborough-area residents do not need to book an appointment to attend one of the Evinrude Centre’s walk-in clinics, but are encouraged to bring their Ontario health card and proof of residence in the city or county of Peterborough City or Curve Lake or Hiawatha First Nations.
For a detailed calendar of upcoming COVID-19 walk-in clinics in the Peterborough region, visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/walkin.