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Media Release: HPEPH offices and clinics cancelled today due to inclement weather

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/Jan. 17, 2022

Due to inclement weather and to protect the safety of our staff and the public, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is closing all offices and cancelling all clinics scheduled for today, Jan. 17, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The following COVID-19 vaccination clinics are cancelled today:

  • Batawa Community Centre – 81 Plant St., Batawa
  • Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main St., Picton
  • Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre – 265 Cannifton Rd., Belleville

Individuals who had an appointment booked at one of today’s clinics, are invited to walk-in appointments at these vaccine clinics for the remainder of the week. For clinic times, please visit at hpePublicHealth.ca  and follow HPEPH on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also rebook an  appointment at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

As well, HPEPH main office in Belleville and branch offices in Bancroft, Trenton and Picton will be closed to the public at 11 a.m. today.

More information about public health programs and services can be found at hpePublicHealth.ca.

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Media contacts

Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialists
etubbs@hpeph.ca

Maureen Hyland, Communications Specialist
mhyland@hpeph.ca

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. 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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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

All individuals ≥ 5 yrs of age are eligible to receive a fall COVID-19 booster dose 6 mo after previous COVID-19 vaccine. Bivalent booster doses are available to individuals aged 12 and over.

Appointments can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

For the most up to date information on current provincial guidelines and advice in case of exposure, visit Ontario.ca/page/public-health-measures-and-advice.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.