Mass Immunization Clinic Sites to Close Sept 3

Health Unit to focus on mobile and pop-up clinics After months of operating large mass immunization clinic sites in Cobourg, Minden, Fenelon Falls and Campbellford, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is shifting its COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the coming weeks. As of Friday, September 3, the mass immunization clinics at these four […]

Happy Days Are Here Again

Effects of vaccination efforts registering locally — A milestone we can all share For the first time since March, the local health unit is reporting no new local COVID-19 cases. Today marks the first time since March 23, 2021 that the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) is reporting zero new cases of […]

Get Your 2nd Vaccine Shot Earlier

Starting June 7 — Arrange through the provincial booking system, call centre and select pharmacies Individuals age 70 and over + individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before April 18, 2021 are eligible Due to an increasing supply of vaccines, the province is inviting individuals aged 70 and over as […]

Northumberland Vaccine News

Mismatch Between Demand & Availability Expected to Change 53% of the tri-county population aged 18 or more have received a first dose By Valerie MacDonald/image Dr. Natalie Bocking There is a “mismatch” situation between demand and availability of the vaccine, but that will change within a few weeks, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit […]

Time for More Gardening

Provincial government extends the Stay-at-Home Order June 2 possible end depending on conditions With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended the Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg. 265/21) until at least June 2, 2021. All public health and workplace […]

40 & Over Eligible for the Jab

Eligibility for Vaccine Opens Up to Age 40 and Over — Group Two people eligible, too Info about Second Vaccine Dose A stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply to Ontario is enabling the government to further expand eligibility to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment throughout the week of May 10, 2021. As of Tuesday, […]

Wise Advice from The Doc

“Act as if you haven’t received it” As of May 6, the eligible age for vaccination drops to 50 years Article by Valerie MacDonald In line with the provincial trend, as of May 3, 40% of people residing in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit region — including Northumberland — have been vaccinated. […]

Shortage Affecting Vaccinations

Increase in number of infections locally Focus shifting to mobile clinics and those at more risk Article by Valerie MacDonald There will be fewer local mass vaccinations clinics upcoming in the tri-county area due to the shortage of vaccine and the need to put resources towards mobile clinics and providing shots to those in congregate […]

Health Unit is Making Changes Due to Challenges

Only urgent or emergency emails and contacts will be responded to quickly More eligible for vaccination but some supplies delayed In the past 14 days, HKPR District Health Unit has been notified of 282 confirmed cases and more than 500 high-risk contacts. In addition, the health unit is staffing five mass immunization clinics, investigating eight […]

Changes at: Health Unit — Hospital — Cameco

Health Unit Receives Extra Support from Province with COVID-19 Case Follow-Up Due to a surge in local cases, reinforcements are on the way to assist the local public health agency with its COVID-19 case and contact management efforts. As of today (April 9), the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) is getting support […]