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Getting a COVID-19 vaccine

 Current eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine

 Provincial guidelines for eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine currently include: 

 Children (ages 5 to 11)
 COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old (those born in 2016 or earlier) is now approved for use in Canada. Two doses of the children’s Pfizer vaccine will be needed to be fully vaccinated, with the first and second doses being given eight weeks apart.
 Ages 12+
 Those born in 2009 or earlier.
 Booster (third) dose

Effective November 6, 2021, Ontario expanded booster dose eligibility. As of that date, additional groups of high-risk individuals have the opportunity of an extra layer of protection against the virus if at least six months have passed since their last dose, including:

  • Select vulnerable populations;
  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges, and older adults living in congregate settings.
  • Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings;
  • Individuals who received a complete series of viral vector vaccine (e.g. two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Metis adults and their non-Indigenous household members; 

Booster doses are being offered to these groups based on evidence of gradually waning immunity six months after receiving one's second dose.  

To get a booster dose of COVID-19 Vaccine, contact your local pharmacy or visit COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations (, or visit COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics – Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit ( Contact your primary care provider if you are not able to access care at these locations (due to medical condition or complex care or support needs).

 How to get a vaccine

With the COVID-19 Delta variant circulating in our province and community, it is extremely important that all eligible residents receive their full COVID-19 vaccination as quickly as possible. Vaccination remains our best defense against COVID-19 and its variants.

All Health Canada approved vaccines provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants, including the Delta variant. Vaccines can be safely mixed for a first and second dose. Learn more.

COVID-19 vaccine is now widely available from many sources, including primary care providers, pharmacies, and pop-up/walk-in clinics.

HKPR District Health Unit immunization clinics

The HKPR District Health Unit is running immunization clinics throughout Northumberland in November and December 2021. The clinics are open to anyone who is eligible to receive a vaccine. Visit the HKPR District Health Unit website to learn more.

  • For all those ages 12+, no appointments are needed for first and second doses.
  • For children ages 5 to 11, appointments should be made but walk-ins will be accepted between 3:30 to 4:30 pm at clinics.
    • Appointments are made through the Provincial Booking System
    • Or call 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007)
  • For booster doses, appointments are encouraged, however walk-ins are available during the last hour of the clinic. Please visit the HKPR District Health Unit website for information about booking and attending appointments for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Please bring your Ontario Health Card to the immunization clinic if you have one.

Brighton clinic
  • East Northumberland Secondary School
    71 Dundas Street, Brighton
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    December 4 and 18
Campbellford clinic
  • Campbellford District High School
    119 Ranney Street North, Campbellford
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    November 27 and December 11
Cobourg clinics
  • Cobourg Community Centre
    750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    November 23, 30 and December 2, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • Cobourg Collegiate Institute
    335 King Street East, Cobourg
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    November 28 and December 5, 12, 19
Colborne clinic
  • Keeler Centre
    80 Division Street, Colborne
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    November 29 and December 6 and 20
OHT-N Mobile Vaccine Clinics
Check back with this page or follow the OHT-N on Twitter (@OHTNorthumberland) and Facebook (@OHTNthld) for updates on any future clinics. Details will be shared as information becomes available.
Eligible Ontarians can also register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a participating pharmacy. Some pharmacies are accepting walk-ins, others require an appointment. Hours of availability vary by pharmacy. Check the provincial website for a current list of all participating pharmacies. 
Primary Care Providers 
Some primary care teams and/or providers are offering vaccination clinics as well. Reach out to your primary care provider directly for information, or monitor their website and social media feeds for updates.


Need a ride to your COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

If you have a scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment and require transportation, call Community Care Northumberland at 1-866-768-7778 to register and arrange a ride to and from the vaccine clinic. 

Want to Talk to a Health Care Professional About COVID-19 Vaccine?

Enhanced vaccine certificate

On October 15, 2021, the Ontario government announced an enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate with official QR code, along with a free verification app called "Verify Ontario", as an easier, more secure and convenient way to provide proof of vaccination.

 How do I get my enhanced certificate?

Have your green photo health (OHIP) card ready, then: 

  • Download your enhanced vaccine certificate by following the prompts here. The system will allow you to save the certificate with QR code to your phone/computer, or print a paper copy.


  • Call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have your enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to you directly.
 Will I still need to also show ID to enter various establishments?

As in the past, Ontarians will need to be prepared to show a piece of identification with their name and date of birth along with their proof of vaccination when visiting select businesses and organization.

 Is my original vaccine receipt still valid as proof of vaccination?

The original vaccine receipt without a QR code will remain valid and will continue to be accepted, but the province is encouraging individuals to download the enhanced vaccine certificate as soon as possible as an easier, more secure and convenient way to provide proof of vaccination.

Businesses must accept both electronic and paper version. 

Getting Tested for COVID-19 in Northumberland

Learn more about local COVID-19 Testing & Assessment Centres in Northumberland. 

For more information

For updates about vaccine clinics along with the status of COVID-19 cases in Northumberland and other helpful resources, please visit the HKPR District Health Unit website. For provincial information about COVID-19, including a list of COVID-19 symptoms and the status of cases in the province, please visit Ontario’s dedicated COVID-19 website, or visit the Province's vaccine information page for more information about getting your vaccine.


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