Covid Vaccine

If you want to book an appointment at the NFHT please call 289-252-2139 or fill out our registration form by clicking here and we will contact you about an appointment as availability permits: https://forms.gle/FnhJfWkU3xyiVkXSA

The Ontario Covid-19 Vaccination appointment booking tool:  Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call 1-888-999-6488 – to book at a mass community clinic (not our NFHT clinic). 

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR BOOKING COVID VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS

We are now receiving vaccine and are running clinics Monday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm. 

  • To register for an appointment, please call 289-252-2139 or  fill out the form at this link https://forms.gle/G86DEiTZEN96GhoGA  – We will contact you about an appointment as soon as we are able to.
  • We have cancelled all of our original second dose appointment times and are contacting everyone we vaccinated about new shortened timelines for second doses. 
  • You do not have to wait for us to contact you about your second shot but if you get your second shot elsewhere, please let us know at info@nfht.ca so that we can remove you from our call list. Thank you. 

The Cobourg Community Centre (CCC) is a mass Covid-19 vaccination clinic and appointments can only be booked for the CCC through the Ontario booking system. For details about the CCC and other nearby clinics please click here.

  • the provincial booking system for mass community vaccination clinics is available at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or you can book an appointment by phone 1-888-999-6488. When appointments for available vaccine supply are booked, the CCC (or any clinic in that situation) will fall off the available list in the provincial booking system. When more vaccine becomes available, then more appointments for that clinic will be loaded into the system. There is no guarantee what vaccine will be available at a community clinic. 
  • Walk-in clinics are being organized by Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit at the CCC and other clinics, check their Facebook or website for dates. For more information on pop-up clinics please see this link.
  • Anyone now 12 years or older is eligible for a Pfizer 1st shot or after 28 days is now eligbile for a second dose of Pfizer only.
  • First Nations, Metis and Inuit – adults in these populations, there are now clinics and info on how to book into CCC in Cobourg, S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena in Minden, Lindsay Exhibition. Click here for phone numbers and details.
  • Cancelling appointments booked at a mass vaccination clinic through the provincial booking system, including the CCC. You can either call 1-888-999-6488 or click on this link cancel vaccination appointment. To cancel appointments booked by the HKPR District Health Unit, leave a message at 1- 866-888-4577, extension 5020.
  • Receipts of vaccination: can be obtained by calling 1-888-999-6488 if you have a red health card or you can go online using information from your green photo health card at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca 
  • if you want to volunteer at the Cobourg Community Centre clinic then please see all the info at https://northumberland.io/

Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Program for Second Doses

Everyone in Ontario is now eligible for a second dose 28 days after a first dose of Pfizer/Moderna or 8-12 weeks for AstraZeneca (even if you choose to receive Pfizer or Moderna for a second shot after receiving AZ as a first shot).

About COVID-19 vaccines

Safe and reliable vaccines can help protect you and your family from COVID-19. They will be an important tool to help stop the spread of the virus and allow individuals, families and workers to safely resume normal life.

Click here to read the interview with Dr. Smith, the COVID-19 Vaccine Physician Lead for NFHT.

COVID-19 vaccination will:
  • work with your immune system to help keep you from getting COVID-19
  • be a safe way to help build protection
  • lower how much of the virus can spread in the population, which will help build herd immunity and stop the pandemic

Read the latest announcements from the Province of Ontario about COVID-19 vaccines.  

Local Vaccination Information for Northumberland County

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit  www.hkpr.on.ca/covid-19/ Information about the different vaccination clinic sites in HKPR is here along with details and tips about booking vaccination appointments. The HKPR Health Unit has several web pages about Covid-19 including a Q&A section, information on testing, local case counts and public restrictions. Specific information about Covid-19 vaccines and the local Northumberland County rollout plan can be found at www.hkpr.on.ca/2020/12/17/covid-19-vaccines/.  HKPRDHU is routinely updating their website. The Ontario Health Team Northumberland has information on both Covid-19 testing and vaccination programs at www.ohtnorthumberland.ca.  

Common Questions About Covid-19 Vaccines

In our resource list below we have webpages, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube links as well where you can find good information. A good summary article with lots of information is here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-vaccine-pfizer-faq-1.5795486 This extensive webpage has excellent questions and answers from a reliable source. https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines?utm_source=link.cep.health&utm_medium=urlshortener&utm_campaign=covid-vaccine

  • Can I talk to a local health professional about getting a COVID-19 vaccine?  If you have specific questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine and would like to speak to a local health care provider, you are welcome to book a telephone appointment with the NFHT Pharmacist by calling 289-252-2139 or emailing info@nfht.ca.
  • What are the Health Canada approved vaccines? What is available in Northumberland County? Currently the approved vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen (Johnson&Johnson’s) vaccines. To find out which vaccine is being offered locally, please check with the HKPRDHU as they are continually updating what they are receiving. 
  • Canada has approved AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine – this link is a good Q&A
  • Canada has approved Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Covid-19 Vaccine  – see infographic
  • Will the two-dose vaccines be effective now that the time between doses has been extended so that they may be up to four months apart? Real time data is being collected and analyzed about this issue, to find out more click here.
  • I have allergies, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?  If you have an allergy that causes an anaphylactic reaction or if you have ever been told by health providers to carry an Epi-pen, it is recommended that you speak to your healthcare provider about the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Were the Covid-19 vaccines too rushed? Standards of efficacy and quality have not been compromised to expedite the approval of COVID-19 vaccines.  What you should know about the safety of the approval process (video)
  • What is in the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines?

  • Are the current COVID-19 mRNA vaccines safe for children? Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is only approved by Health Canada for those over 12 years of age. The Moderna vaccine is only approved for those over the age of 18 years of age. Trials are on-going, we will update this site when more information becomes available.
  • I have already had COVID-19 do I now have immunity or do I still need a vaccine? It is uncertain how long immunity will last after infection with COVID-19. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 should still get the vaccine. Acutely ill individuals, as a precautionary measure, should not be vaccinated.
  • Can you explain a bit more about mRNA vaccines?  mRNA (messenger RNA) teaches our cells how to make a protein that will trigger an immune response – it is not a live vaccine and cannot cause infection in the host. mRNA vaccines also cannot alter a person’s DNA. More information is available here and also in this PHO fact sheet.  
  • MYTH BUSTING The World Health Organization has fantastic videos and easy to understand information for myth busting about COVID-19 and the vaccines. Click here.   And another great article about common myths like those in the image below is here on the University of Waterloo’s news site.

 

  • Outside of the difference of vaccine handling, given both are mRNA vaccines, what difference is there between Moderna and the Pfizer vaccine? See this Public Health Ontario resource on mRNA vaccine with a table comparing vaccine candidates Moderna and Pfizer.
  • Is Covid just like Influenza? No. There are antiviral treaments for Influenza—there are no antivirals that can kill the Covid-19 virus. In the graphic  below, doctors looked at what was happening in Toronto and clearly found patients with COVID-19 had significantly higher mortality rates, greater ICU use, and longer hospital stays than those with influenza.

 

COVID Apps

  • COVID Alert App: COVID Alert helps us break the cycle of infection. The app informs people of possible exposures before any symptoms appear. That way, we can take care of ourselves and protect our communities.
  • COVID-19 App and Symptom tracker: The app will let you receive the latest updates and trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms.
  • COVIDTrends: is a tool that provides summary data about COVID-19 in your area. When you search by municipality (city, town), or by the first three characters of your postal code, data from your health region will appear.
  • Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to qualified people when needed.

Resources about Covid-19 Vaccines

Websites

Twitter

Instagram

  • @covidvaccinefacts – posts here are done by Canadian doctors and followed by our own staff at NFHT
  • @OnCOVID19 (Instagram) – World Health Organization, they post a lot of videos, information for all ages
  • @healthycdns – posts by Health Canada
  • @pandemicpregnancyguide – this is a Canadian resource recommended by the NFHT doctors and pharmacist

YouTube or videos

Facebook

COVID 19 Updates

To register for our Covid Vaccination Clinic, fill out the form on this link and we will contact you. Your call-back may come up as an unlisted number because our staff works virtually. If you already filled out a form in the past, give us a call, we still have your information. https://forms.gle/FnhJfWkU3xyiVkXSA

Please do not call, unless you are returning our call, so we can keep our phone lines free for virtual care.

 

For all other groups, or to go to a mass vaccination clinic like the Cobourg Community Centre, please use the Provincial booking system for Covid-19 Vaccinations. Go to Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. Or you can call 1-888-999-6488.

 

The CCC, or any mass clinic, will drop off the provincial list if they no longer have available appointments for current vaccine supply. As vaccine supply comes in, more appointments are loaded into the systems. Do check back. For information on all eligible groups and local pharmacies also booking Covid vaccinations please go the HKPRDHU site click here. 

 

Read an interview about these new vaccines with our Dr. Smith, the COVID-19 Vaccine Physician Lead for NFHT.

To Volunteer at the CCC clinic please go to https://northumberland.io/

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information about how to get a test, or see a primary care provider about symptoms at the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre or at the Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre, and to find about more about local testing coordination efforts,  please click here to read the latest news release from the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland.

 

How to reach a Doctor

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

Groups & Webinars

For our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups click here.

 

Parenting Tips for 12 years and under – new Lunch and Learn free Zoom webinar on Aug 9 at 12pm. To register click here.

 

CBT Isomnia: New sessions Wednesdays: June 30, July 14, 21 and 28th 1:30 to 3:00pm in this free zoom program. For more information and to register email kbeale@nfht.ca or call 289-252-2139.

 

Making Virtual Connections Support Group: Connect with others weekly and enjoy thoughtful conversation and support while relaxing, sharing and learning. Ongoing, always weclomes new members – To join group click here.

Coping with Tough Emotions: free zoom webinar on July 5 at 12pm. Click here to register. 

To view previous webinars please see our YouTube Channel .

 

UNMASKING THE TRUTH: how to properly reuse, store and wash your cloth mask
NFHT’s Brooke Mitchell, D.Ch and Tanis Twiddy, NP created this webinar. For a copy of the presentation including video links, please click here. Click here for a highlight poster of Fast facts for masks.

What’s Happening in Our Community

The Colborne outreach clinic will open April 6. Learn more, including the services planned for this location by clicking here.  

 

Assess the risk of visiting others during the pandemic – use this online tool developed by experts to determine the risk level of a visit, particularly to seniors or those with chronic illness.  www.covidvisitrisk.com

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours. 

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

To learn more about personal preventative measures against Covid 19, including where it is mandatory to wear a mask, please see the Ontario Health Team Northumberland’s press release here. 

 

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

CALL FOR DONATED CLOTH MASKS
The OHTN is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information about the program and information on how to make a mask please click here.  New drop off locations:
BRIGHTON –Community Care Northumberland –46 Prince Edward Street (arrange drop-off –613-475-4190, brighton@commcare.ca)
CAMPBELLFORD –Community Living Campbellford–65 Bridge Street East (call in advance -705.653.1821, ext 203)
COBOURG -Northumberland Hills Hospital’s main entrance, 1000 DePalma Drive–between 8 AM and 8 PM daily
Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you would like information about our smoking cessation program through STOP that offers free NRT, please call 289-252-2139 or email info@nfht.ca.

NFHT Career Opportunity

PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Temporary Parental Leave Contract

Starting May 2021
Please click here for full details on our careers page.

 

 

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