Vaccination Clinics

Our Covid and Flu vaccination clinics will run over the winter and are open to the public at our Northumberland Mall location. NFHT patients can also receive vaccinations at our associated clinics. We will continuously open up online booking dates as our vaccine supply is confirmed, we may open appointments with short notice.

Our COVID-19/FLU vaccination clinics at our Northumberland Mall location are open to the public for all ages from babies up.

Other vaccination programs such as for school-age children, may be for rostered NFHT patients only, but we will post eligibility information when we advertise clinics.

Our vaccination program is run under the direction of the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

At this time, our Northumberland Mall location is expecting to have COVID-19 vaccine for all age groups starting October 12, 2023. We also anticipate having Flu shots as well.

We provide an accessible, safe environment for vaccination and can make accommodations for special needs. Please call 289-252-2139 for more information.

  • to receive current information about vaccines and immunization programs
  • to receive a vaccination

Our team consists of Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and a Pharmacist that participate in our vaccination programs.

You can book an appointment online (when we have available clinics) or by calling 289-252-2139 or email

What’s New About Covid Vaccinations?

Covid-19 and Flu shots can now be booked online.

The spring 2024 COVID-19 campaign has begun, please see information below. We are booking appointments for all ages from 6mths and up:

Ontario’s Spring 2024 COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign is currently underway and will run from April to June 2024.

To protect those most at risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is recommending that the following individuals at increased risk of severe illness receive an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine this spring:

  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Adult residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes and other congregate living settings for seniors
  • Individuals 6 months of age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (due to an underlying condition or treatment)
  • Individuals 55 years and older who identify as First Nations, Inuit, and Métis and their non-Indigenous household members who are 55 years and older.

Eligible individuals may receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Spring 2024 if it has been six months from the previous COVID-19 vaccine dose or known SARS-CoV-2 infection (whichever is later). A shorter interval (3 to < 6 months) can be used to support program implementation and if recommended by a health care provider. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine this spring is particularly important for individuals listed above who did not receive a dose during the Fall 2023 campaign.

All other individuals are not currently recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine this spring and are advised to wait until further MOH recommendations. This includes individuals not at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who did not receive an XBB COVID-19 vaccine in Fall 2023, unless they are specifically recommended to receive a dose by their health care provider.

Please refer to the COVID-19 website  for more information.

The latest recommendation about COVID vaccine from NACI:

  • Starting in the spring of 2024, the following individuals who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 may receive an additional dose of XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccine:
    • Adults 65 years of age and older
    • Adult residents of long-term care homes and other congregate living settings for seniors
    • Individuals 6 months of age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (due to underlying conditions or treatment)
  • The recommended interval is 6 months from the last COVID-19 vaccine dose. However, a shorter interval of at least 3 months (i.e., a minimum interval of 3 months) has not been shown to pose a safety risk and may be used to support program implementation (including timing of the spring campaign relative to previous and future fall campaigns).

For those 6 mths to 64 years old, who do not fall into the above categories, a fall 2024 booster is recommended (unless you have not yet received an XBB.1.5 booster yet, in which case, the recommendation is to get one now if it has been six months since your last covid vaccine dose or from Covid infection.)

Everyone from children six months up is eligible to receive a Covid vaccine.

  • Anyone 6 months old or older:  is eligible to receive a booster of the new fall Covid 19 vaccine at the recommended interval of  6 months from your last vaccine or Covid infection. Please note that while everyone in this age range is eligible, Ontario is doing a phase rollout starting with residents of Long Term Care homes. When we have more information we will post it here.

Booking Appointments: to book an appointment at the Cobourg Community Centre or other mass clinics call 1-833-943-3900.
Pop-up clinics are being organized by Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, check their Facebook or website for dates.

Paxlovid is a Covid treatment approved for use in Ontario. To find out more about patient eligibility,please click here.

Receipts of vaccination: can be obtained by calling 1-833-943-3900 or you can go online using information from your green photo health card (if you have an original red and white card you have to call).

Ontario no longer requires proof of vaccination. If you do require a receipt for some reason, the provincial Covid vaccination software we use, does automatically send a receipt to the email address provided. If you do not have an email address, you can request at our clinic that reception print you a receipt.

You can cancel your online booked appointments through the link provided to you in your confirmation email. You may also phone 289-252-2139 to cancel an appointment booked at the Northumberland Mall location.

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 to cancel a vaccination appointment. To cancel appointments booked by the HKPR District Health Unit, leave a message at 1- 866-888-4577, extension 5020. Please keep in mind vaccine is thawed for these appointments and can not be frozen again, cancelling prevents wastage.

For more information see Haliburton Kawartha Pineridge District Health Unit’s website. click here
• For further information about children and the COVID-19 Vaccine click here for resources including videos, games, and resources designed for special needs children. Further resources are below on this website in the FAQ.
• Information from Toronto Sick Kids Hospital 

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

The 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

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

Common Questions About Covid-19 And Vaccines

In our resource list below we have webpages, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube links as well where you can find good information. Here is a good summary article with lots of information click here. This extensive webpage has excellent questions and answers from a reliable source click here.

If you have specific questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine and would like to speak to a local healthcare provider, you are welcome to book a telephone appointment with the NFHT Pharmacist by calling 289-252-2139 or emailing us.

When should I get a test, call my doctor, or isolate? confused-about-covid   Please see this resource click here.

To see the monograph of information about the new fall Covid 19 booster click here. The list of ingredients is on page 7.

  • To find out which vaccine is being offered locally, please check with the HKPRDHU as they are continually updating what they are receiving.
  • For information on what is approved in Canada for a Covid 19 vaccine click here.

Here is more information:
• FAQ_covid-19 vaccines_for_children.pdf
• Benefits-of-vaccinating-children-against-covid-19.pdf
• covid19_youth_vaccination_factsheet.pdf
• Infosheet_Vaccinating Youth

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.

It is uncertain how long immunity will last after infection with COVID-19. It is recommended after infection in 2023, if it has been a minimum of six months since the Covid infection, to get the new fall booster.

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.

No. There are antiviral treatments 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 Alert App: The Canadian government decommissioned this app in June 2022. You can delete this app.
COVID-19 App and Symptom Tracker: There are now several apps that will let you receive the latest updates and trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms.
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

Content on some website pages in this resources section or in the links above may not be the most up to date information.

• Ontario Provincial Government Website
• Ontario family doctors have answered questions here
• City of Hamilton has created an extensive Q&A section, including videos
• World Health Organization
• Link to an article
• A Toronto pharmacologist breaks down the science without politicizing
•  For more information about vaccine safety and reporting in Ontario visit Public Health Ontario: Vaccine Safety or review how vaccine safety is monitored. For more information on vaccine manufacturing, safety, and quality control visit the World Health Organization webpage.

•   @GovCanHealth (Health Canada & Public Health Agency of Canada)
•   @CPHO_Canada (Dr. Theresa Tam)

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

YouTube and Videos:
•   How vaccines are developed – Health Canada
•   COVID Vaccine Education Playlist (Dr. David Kaplan) – These are a series of very short 35-second or so clips that feature a health professional answering a question about Covid Vaccines in a very easy-to-understand way. Dr. David Kaplan is the Chief of Clinical Quality at Health Quality Ontario so all of these clips are in the Canadian context.
•   For people who find science fun, cool, an interesting a recommendation from our Dr. Emma Smith.
•   Do you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Get the facts from local Northumberland experts during the third OHT-N COVID-19 Virtual Forum

•  @HKPRDHU   Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
•  @unambiguousscience  recommended by our NFHT pharmacist for easy-to-understand science.

HKPR Health Unit offers school-age vaccination clinics! Click the image to go to information and online booking.