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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Road Safety

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, along with community partners, is involved in a number of road safety initiatives aimed at helping to reduce injuries and deaths in our community due to motor vehicle collisions. We join other community partners as members of the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC), which works to improve road and off-road safety in our region through education, enforcement and engineering.

Impaired Driving

Drivers are responsible for ensuring they are not impaired by any substance. If you plan on driving, do not use cannabis, alcohol, or other drugs. If you are not sober, there are always options for a safe ride home. Never get into a car with an impaired driver. Instead, take a taxi, share a ride, use public transit, have a designated driver, call a friend, or stay over.

Cyclist Safety

Sharing the road safely is the responsibility of both drivers and cyclists. For more information, please see our Active Transportation page.

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Need More Information About Road Safety?

Contact us at 613-966-5500, toll free: 1-800-267-2803 or TTY: 711

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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.