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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Youth Vaccination Selfie Contest

#Vax2PlayHPE

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties students can now enter for a chance to win a $50 from their choice of Canadian Tire or Sport Chek. COVID-19 vaccination is the first step to getting back to the things we love, like playing sports, spending time with friends, and going to class. Share your selfie alongside a caption telling everyone why you think it is a good idea to be vaccinated.

How to enter

Post a selfie on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #Vax2PlayHPE and tag us @HPEPublicHealth and let us know why you think it is a good idea to be vaccinated in the caption.

Winners will be selected randomly from entries on June 16, 2021.

You are not required to take your selfie at our youth vaccination clinics, but if you are there be sure to look for our selfie-station near the exit!

Please note: in order to ensure that HPEPH has the ability to view all entries, posts must public in order to qualify for the prize. We are unable to accept emails or screenshots for this contest. Learn how to change the audience of a post on Facebook.

Eligibility

  • Students who go to school in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Winners and Prizes

Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries. Prizes are a choice of a $50 gift card from either Canadian Tire or Sport Chek. Winners will be contacted via the social media channel they use to post their entry.

Youth vaccination resources

The following resources are available to help youth and families make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccination:

Additional information about vaccine safety, potential side effects, and building immunity is available at covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-youth

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 are currently eligible to book a first dose appointment. Individuals aged 70 and over as well as anyone who received their first vaccine on or before April 18th are now eligible to book their second dose on an accelerated schedule. To book, visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call  1-833-943-3900.

There is currently a high demand for vaccination appointments in our region. If no appointments are available, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when new clinic dates are added. Please do not call HPEPH to book. For more information, please visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/vaccine-booking/

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals 18 and over can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Select pharmacies are also offering vaccinations to youth aged 12 – 17. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. For more information, read the media release.

While the provincial Stay at Home Order has been lifted, public health precautions must be maintained. Close contact must be limited to those within your household. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.