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Media Release: Walk-in Appointments for First and Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Available throughout August

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/July 27, 2021 – 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is making it even easier for individuals 12 years of age and older to get fully vaccinated by offering first and second dose walk-in appointments (no registration necessary) at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, Prince Edward Community Centre and Bancroft Legion throughout August. Drop in to receive either your first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The sooner you are fully vaccinated, the sooner you can get back to the people, places, and activities you love and miss.

Loyalist College Mass Vaccination Clinic Closing August 6

The mass immunization clinic at Loyalist College is closing at the end of day on August 6, 2021. HPEPH has contacted individuals who had clinic appointments after this date to provide information on how to rebook their second dose at another clinic location to ensure they get their second dose appointment as early as possible.

The final walk-in appointments for first and second doses at the Loyalist College Clinic are:  

Week of July 26:

  •  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  •  Tuesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Week of August 2:

  •  Tuesday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.;
  •  Wednesday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Vaccination walk-in clinics in August

HPEPH invites you to take advantage of walk-in clinics until August 28. Residents who have their second vaccine appointment scheduled on or after August 28 have been notified by HPEPH that their appointments will be cancelled and will need to be rebooked at an earlier date. All residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the shortened interval (at least 28 days after their first dose) to get their second shot. Walk-in appointments are available to individuals aged 12 and over in need of either their first or second dose of vaccine at:

  • Bancroft Legion: Tuesdays (starting Tuesday, Aug. 10) from 10 a.m. to 2 p. m.
  • Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Prince Edward Community Centre: Mondays  and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For the latest information on dates and times that walk-in appointments will be accepted, check our website hpepublichealth.ca/vaccine-booking/ and follow HPEPH on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. To ensure physical distancing takes place, individuals attending walk-in appointments may need to wait outside prior to their appointment. If you are attending a walk-in appointment, come prepared for the weather and potential to wait by bringing water, an umbrella, wearing sunscreen and hat.

Please note that we will also be offering a limited number of scheduled appointments at selected clinics for individuals that require a specific appointment time. To schedule an appointment go to https://www.canadaehs.com/hpepublichealth/vaccine/

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines/ If you still have questions about the vaccine after reviewing this information, please talk to your primary care provider.

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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. 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

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.  

Due to limited supply, HPEPH will initially be prioritizing available bivalent vaccine for residents and workers at identified highest-risk facilities.  Some HPEPH vaccination clinics MAY offer the bivalent vaccine, as availability allows. Vaccine clinics in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will continue to offer monovalent vaccines (the same mRNA vaccines given as the primary series) for all eligible individuals until a steady supply of the bivalent vaccine is available.

Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.

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.