KAWARTHA LAKES-Starting Thursday, March 18th, Ross Memorial Hospital, with the support of the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, will be operating a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) located at 354 Angeline St S.
According to the province’s vaccine distribution implementation plan, at this time only individuals born 1941 or earlier are eligible to be vaccinated.
Vaccines are by appointment only and must be booked through the provincial booking system at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 1-888-999-6488. Appointments are not available through health care providers or by calling the local public health unit.
Unfortunately, if individuals arrive at the LEX without an appointment they will not be vaccinated and will be asked to book an appointment through the provincial booking system.
The LEX Clinic will operate as a drive-through model, meaning individuals will remain in their vehicles for the duration of their appointment. There will be signage and hospital staff on-site to help navigate where to go.
Those with appointments are asked to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to their appointment time to check-in. Individuals being vaccinated should wear a loose, comfortable shirt and must bring their Ontario health card.
Following their vaccination, individuals will be monitored in their vehicles for an additional 15 minutes, or 30 minutes if they have a history of allergic reactions.
All individuals in the vehicle must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose when interacting with clinic personnel.
To find out when other groups (based on age and health conditions) will be eligible to book appointments, please visit the HKPR District Health Unit website at www.hkpr.on.ca.