Vaccination Clinics

NFHT will return to offering Covid vaccination clinics this fall that are open to the public at our Northumberland Mall location. NFHT patients can also receive vaccinations  at our associated clinics. We also offer flu shot clinics during the Influenza season. Keep checking this page. When 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, maybe 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 has COVID-19 vaccine for all age groups as well as Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccine.

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

• Optimizing mobility, physical activity, and overall health and wellness
• Preventing disease, injury, and disability
• Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
• Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance
• Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions
• Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury, or functional decline

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You can book an appointment online (when we have available clinics which will not be until the fall of 2023) or by calling 289-252-2139 or email

What’s New About Covid Vaccinations?


COVID-19 booster: the current recommendation is to wait for the now Health Canada approved Covid-19 booster that targets Covid-19 variants currently circulating, rather than get a bivalent booster.

As soon as we have vaccine, we will open up appointments to individuals at high-risk for influenza and/or COVID-19 related complications or hospitalization, For further details see below.

Initial doses will be prioritized for:

  • Hospitalized individuals and hospital staff,
  • Long-Term Care Home and Elder Care Lodge residents, staff, and caregivers

Vaccines will continue to be distributed, as they become available, to participating retirement homes, other congregate living settings, pharmacies, primary care providers and other providers for the immunization of individuals at high-risk for influenza and/or COVID-19 related complications or hospitalization:

  • Residents and staff of congregate living settings (e.g., chronic care facilities, retirement homes)
  • Pregnant individuals
  • Individuals ≥ 65 years of age
  • All children 6 months to 4 years of age [influenza risk]
  • Individuals who are from a First Nation, Inuit or Métis community, and/or who self-identify as First Nation, Inuit, or Métis, and their household members
  • Individuals 6 months of age and older with underlying health conditions per NACI (Influenza & COVID-19)
  • Members of racialized and other equity deserving communities
  • Health care workers and first responders

COVID-19 vaccine administration will be open to the general population as soon as supply permits.

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.