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People 12 years and up can book a COVID-19 vaccine in the region

Lowering the age eligibility due to record case numbers, increased hospitalizations, says Porcupine Health Unit
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COVID-19 vaccinations are now open to people 12 years and up in the Porcupine Health Unit region.

Opening up the vaccine eligibility is due to the record number of cases and the increased hospital admissions and severity of infection in young people. according to the health unit. 

People who are 12 years at the time of vaccination can now book into upcoming clinics for their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

"Please note that these clinics are not available for individuals who are waiting for their second doses. The PHU is working to ensure that everyone receives their  second dose when they are due. Individuals who are eligible for a second dose before four months will be advised on how to book their appointment," reads the news release.


Wednesday, May 19

  • Cochrane - Tim Horton Events Centre, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Thursday, May 20 

  • Timmins - Mountjoy Arena, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Kapuskasing - Sports Palace, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Iroquois Falls - Jus Jordan Arena, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Friday, May 21

  • Timmins - Mountjoy Arena, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Hearst - Claude Larose Arena, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Smooth Rock Falls - Reg Lamy Cultural Centre, 3 - 6 p.m. 

Appointments are required. Book an appointment for a clinic online here.