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Media Release: Residents encouraged to take advantage of routine vaccination catch-up clinics offered by HPEPH

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/April 21, 2022

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is holding weekly “vaccination catch-up clinics” for children, youth and adults. As access to routine health care has been challenging at times throughout the pandemic, individuals are encouraged to check the publicly funded immunization schedule to ensure that they, and their children, are up to date with necessary vaccines. You can also check your immunization records using ICON, Ontario’s secure online immunization records website.

Many vaccines outlined in the routine vaccination schedule are also required to attend school or childcare (or a notarized exemption) as outlined in the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). Families are encouraged to get their child’s vaccines up to date before the 2022/2023 school year. Appointments are required to attend these clinics.

Routine Immunization Clinics

Date: Each Tuesday

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: HPEPH office, 179 North Park St., Belleville

Book an appointment: canadaehs.com/hpepublichealth

HPEPH is providing the following immunizations at the clinic:  

COVID-19 Vaccination

While COVID-19 vaccinations will not be provided at the abovementioned routine vaccination clinic, opportunities are still available for children, youth and adults to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For information about our current COVID-19 immunization clinics, including hours of operation, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca/vaccine-booking.

Anyone five years of age and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination for kids and youth at hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines-youth. You can also speak with a pediatric registered nurse about the COVID-19 vaccine using the Sick Kids Vaccine Consult Service.

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Media Contacts:

Maureen Hyland, Communications Specialist
mhyland@hpeph.ca

Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist
etubbs@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. 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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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Symptoms or exposure? Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

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.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments for individuals 5+ 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.  Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.