COVID-19: HKPR Health Unit to cancel second-dose appointments after Aug. 3

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The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) is asking each residents who person a second-dose assignment successful August, September, October and November astatine its COVID-19 wide vaccination sites successful Cobourg, Campbellford, Fenelon Falls and Minden to rebook their appointments sooner.

“Ultimately the thrust is to get needles into arms arsenic soon arsenic possible,” aesculapian serviceman of wellness Dr. Natalie Bocking tells Global News Peterborough.

“We made this determination due to the fact that we’re uncovering we person galore appointments going unfilled crossed each our clinics and the uptake for walk-in clinics isn’t arsenic precocious arsenic it could be.”

Bocking said determination are astir 8,000 radical with appointments for a 2nd dose connected oregon aft Aug. 3 and determination are 12,000 appointments disposable betwixt present and Aug. 14.

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“Essentially anyone with an assignment booked successful September, October oregon November, tin get their COVID-19 2nd dose this week oregon adjacent week oregon the pursuing week. We person ample proviso and we person the abstraction astatine clinics and we person to instrumentality vantage of that accidental arsenic we person it now.”

The HKPRDHU is besides urging residents to get vaccinated arsenic soon arsenic imaginable arsenic the much infectious Delta variant is present the astir communal variant of COVID-19 successful the province.

Bocking said determination are besides different opportunities for residents to get vaccinated, including pharmacies.

HKPRDHU is utilizing media, email and telephone to pass those who person appointments connected oregon aft Aug. 3 to rebook due to the fact that their appointments are present cancelled.

Those who are eligible for their archetypal oregon 2nd doses tin besides locomotion successful to immoderate of the wide sites without an appointment.

You are eligible to person your 2nd dose 28 days aft receiving Pfizer oregon Moderna arsenic your archetypal dose oregon 56 days aft receiving AstraZeneca arsenic your archetypal dose.

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There are nary confirmed extremity dates for the wide immunization clinics, but Bocking says they volition beryllium “closed successful the aboriginal fall.”

Meanwhile, the drive-thru vaccination session astatine the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds (LEX), which is operated by Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH), is present accepting walk-ins for some archetypal and 2nd doses.

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Any idiosyncratic 12 years of property and older tin amusement up astatine the LEX Monday to Friday betwixt 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a vaccination without an appointment.

Both Pfizer and Moderna are offered astatine the site.

“We’re seeing astir apt 100-150 radical per time without an appointment,” said Jennifer Burns West, portion manager of exigency section and vaccination session astatine RMH.

“We person capableness for some appointments and walk-ins.”

Individuals with a COVID-19 assignment booked for oregon aboriginal than July 31 astatine the LEX are being encouraged to determination up their appointments owed to an abundance of vaccine availability.

If you person an assignment booked aft 3 p.m., RMH is besides asking that you determination it up to an earlier time.

There volition beryllium different ‘No Appointment Needed’ evening session connected July 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. astatine the LEX for anyone who can’t marque it during the day.

RMH is besides bringing one-day walk-in clinics to much agrarian areas successful the City of Kawartha Lakes successful August.

The clinics volition beryllium at:

  • Bolsover Community Centre connected Aug. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Norland Recreation Centre connected Aug. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Kinmount Community Centre connected Aug. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Baddow Community Centre connected Aug. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Manvers Community Centre connected Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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In Peterborough, the program for Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is to commencement transitioning distant from wide immunization clinics towards much targeted ways of delivering archetypal and 2nd doses to those who are unvaccinated.

“We expect to denote the extremity of our wide session astatine Evinrude Centre successful the adjacent week oregon two, and promote anyone who is not yet vaccinated to either locomotion successful oregon publication an assignment astatine the Evinrude arsenic soon arsenic possible,” stated PPH communications manager Brittany Cadence successful effect to an email enquiry by Global News Peterborough.

“We are hoping for a instrumentality to in-person learning successful September. We impulse students to get their archetypal dose by time (July 27) successful bid to beryllium afloat vaccinated for the archetypal time of schoolhouse successful September.”

Barring immoderate changes, the archetypal time of schoolhouse for simple and secondary students is Sept. 7.

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