Peterborough Public Health will host a pair of COVID-19 booster vaccination clinics for residents 70 and older at the Healthy Planet Arena later this week.
On Thursday, December 30, the walk-in clinic will be for residents 80 years of age and older who are experiencing obstacles booking a booster appointment and have not booked a booster appointment.
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A similar booster clinic on Saturday, January 1, will be for residents ages 70 to 79.
Both clinics will administer the Moderna vaccine, the health unit said Monday morning.
“Older adults in our community are at higher risk of complications related to a COVID-19 infection compared to the younger population,” said Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Health Officer. “It is very important that we give these residents every opportunity to receive a booster dose.”
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Residents are advised to arrive at a specific time, based on the first letter of their last name. Clinics are open to residents of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation.
Both clinics will have the following arrival times:
- Last name – AJ – arrive between 1 pm and 2 pm
- Last name – KR – arrive between 2 pm and 3 pm
- Last name – PZ – arrive between 3 pm and 4 pm
All other booster shots and the first and second doses of the vaccine must be reserved in Ontario online vaccine reservation system. The clinics that provide those vaccines will be held at the Healthy Planet Arena on Monaghan Road in Peterborough.
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