Due to the winter storm forecast for Monday (January 17), the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is cancelling its mass vaccination clinics in Cobourg, Lindsay, and Colborne scheduled for Monday.
The clinics were to take place at the Lindsay Exhibition, the Cobourg Community Centre, and the Keeler Centre in Colborne.
Environment Canada has issued a significant snowfall warning for Kawartha Lakes, with 15 to 20 cm of snow expected on Monday, and a winter storm warning for Northumberland, with 25 to 40 cm of snow possible.
“We apologize to everyone who has an appointment booked, but with the predicted snowfall we thought it best to cancel the clinic to ensure the safety of our residents, staff and volunteers so they didn’t have to travel in that weather,” says Dr. Natalie Bocking, the health unit’s medical officer health, in a media release on Sunday.
Anyone who had an appointment booked for Monday at one of the cancelled clinics is encouraged to rebook their appointment through the provincial booking system online at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
“With the omicron variant circulating in the community, it is still important to get vaccinated, so I would encourage everyone who had their appointment cancelled to rebook to ensure they are protected,” ” Dr. Bocking says.