Municipality announces COVID-19 vaccination, booster clinics in Picton later this month

TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT- Jayla Kirkham, a Registered Nurse who works at QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital, receives her vaccination from Sarah Leitch, a Registered Practical Nurse from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. (QHC Photo)

The County of Prince Edward is offering COVID-19 booster and vaccination clinics later this month in Picton.

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics will take place at the Prince Edward Community Centre (PECC, 375 Picton Main Street) on the following dates: Tuesday, April 26, 11 am – 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 11 am – 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 11 am – 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, 11 am – 6 p.m.

People aged 5 and over who are eligible for their first, second, third, or fourth dose of the vaccine can come to the Picton vaccine clinic.

Fourth doses are available if: Your last dose was at least 3 months (84 days) ago AND you are 60+ years old OR you are First Nations, Inuit or Métis, OR you are immunocompromised.

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you should speak to a healthcare provider about the optimal timing for your next dose. If you do not have access to a provider, the healthcare professionals at the Picton vaccine clinic are available to discuss with you. Eligible individuals can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies, by contacting the pharmacy directly.

Please visit for location and registration information. Research from around the world has shown the importance of getting three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Three doses are better than two doses at:

•Protecting you from getting COVID

•Stopping you from spreading COVID

•Protecting you from getting so sick from COVID that you have to go to hospital

•Decrease your risk of dying from COVID.

To date, 49 people in the Quinte region have died from COVID, and many continue to live with the ongoing effects of COVID infection. Two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine do not work as well as three doses against Omicron, the dominant COVID variant.

Protection from two doses starts to decrease around three months. Click here to learn more about the third dose.

If you have questions, you can also drop-in to the Picton clinic and speak with the doctor on site.

To provide an extra layer of protection against the Omicron and BA.2 variants, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has expanded eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over. Learn more on the Government of Ontario website.