Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 18, 2022
With the summer vacation season around the corner, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is encouraging all eligible individuals to seek a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, to have the best possible protection against the virus.
Who is eligible for a fourth dose?
To be eligible for a second booster (fourth dose) you must be:
- 60 years old or older, OR
- First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals aged 18 and over or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over
- It is recommended you wait five months (140 days) after your third dose.
“As we all begin to resume many regular activities, keeping up to date with recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you and those around you,” says Dr. Ethan Toumishey, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at HPEPH. “Learning to live with COVID-19 does not mean ignoring the virus. If eligible, take advantage of the protection available through a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce your risk.”
How to get a booster dose
In our region, you can get a fourth dose:
- At local pharmacies listed at covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations
- Through select community clinics, listed at hpepublichealth.ca/vaccine-booking
- Through select primary care providers
- Through appointments available on the provincial booking system
Additional information is available at hpepublichealth.ca/vaccine-booking. If you still have questions about the vaccine after reviewing this information, please talk to your primary care provider.
Maureen Hyland, Communications Specialist
Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist
About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. HPEPH is situated and provides services on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee people. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
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