Vaccination Clinics

NFHT continues to offer Covid vaccination clinics, 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.

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

Physiotherapist Theo Barker

You can book an appointment online or by calling 289-252-2139 or email

What’s New About Covid Vaccinations?

NEW second Bivalent COVID-19 booster: it is not recommended at this time for people to receive a second bivalent COVID-19 Booster, unless they meet the criteria below. The current requirement is to give a second bivalent booster no sooner than 168 days after the first. If you have any questions about this please call 289-252-2139 and ask to speak to our pharmacist.
• Adults 80 years of age and older
• Adult residents of long-term care homes and other congregate living settings for seniors or those with complex medical care needs
• Adults 18 years of age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (due to an underlying condition or treatment)
• Adults 65 to 79 years of age, particularly if they do not have a known prior history of SARS-CoV-2 infection

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

  • Anyone 18 yrs+ can receive a booster at the recommended interval of 168 days. Individuals can receive their first bivalent booster at the recommended interval of at least six months from their previous dose, regardless of how many non-bivalent boosters they have already received.
  • 5-11 yrs booster: Children 5 – 11 are eligible for one booster. If they received a monovalent booster, and are high risk, they can receive a bivalent booster. If you have questions about vaccinating your child, speak with your healthcare provider or contact the COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service at or 1-888-304-6558 to book a confidential phone appointment with a SickKids’ Registered Nurse.
  • Children 6 months to 4 years: are now eligible to receive the approved covid vaccination. You can call 289-252-2139 to book an appointment with us. Or you can contact the provincial booking system. This is a two-shot series vaccination. To find out recommendations for shot interval timing and other FAQs, Click here for information from Toronto SickKids Hospital.

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.

Mixing Vaccines: Every person having received 2 doses of an approved vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, AZ in any combination) is considered fully vaccinated and protected in Ontario.

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 for parents put together through a collaboration spearheaded by Toronto Sick Kids Hospital
• For answers about Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine for children click here.

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
• 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. 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.

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.

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.

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)

Currently, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are approved by Health Canada for those over six months.

It is uncertain how long immunity will last after infection with COVID-19, however it is recommended to get vaccinated after six months if you have not recieved a bivalent booster.

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.

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: 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.
COVID Trends: this 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

• 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.


To book an appointment, book ONLINE CLICK HERE or call 289-252-2139.
We are able to vaccinate anyone from six months and up.


• Pharmacies can vaccinate from 2 yrs old and up.

• Check with your primary healthcare provider