Get the Shots - say Dr. Hughes & Dr. Houpt

Posted on Thursday September 02, 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021 – “Peterborough County is below the targets needed to help ensure a successful end to this pandemic”, said Dr. Brendan Hughes of the Morton Community Heathcare Centre in Douro-Dummer, Lakefield Extendicare, Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood and on-call for PRHC. “We are below the provincial average and Peterborough City rates. I believe it is now time for the County to step up to the plate in a bigger way”.

Words we never wanted to hear, we are hearing now; 4th Wave.

“Right now, we are seeing a pandemic of the unvaccinated”, said Dr. Dan Houpt of the Morton Community Healthcare Centre in Douro-Dummer. “My entire family has been vaccinated, both shots. If I didn’t believe in it, I wouldn’t recommend it”.

Dr. Hughes and Dr. Houpt both located in Peterborough County have created a video explaining the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In these videos, the physicians clearly explain why they believe in the vaccine for all age groups and highlight the benefit for the whole community. Please take the time to watch the videos to hear what the Doctors have to say about the urgency and importance of receiving the vaccine.

“Peterborough County continues to work with Peterborough Public Health to offer walk-in vaccine clinics throughout the County and the City”, said Deputy Warden Andy Mitchell and Board of Health Chair. “Many pharmacies are offering the vaccines as well. Bookmark this page and check it often or call 705.743.1000. You may also call our County office at 705.743.0380 ext 2502 and we will assist you the best way possible”.

Peterborough County will not be removing our Emergency Declaration until such time that we meet the required targets, which are 80% for 1st shot and 75% for 2nd shot of our total population. As at the end of August we are currently sitting at 73% and 66% accordingly.

“We encourage you to get your shots. Yes, it hurts a little, you might feel a little off for a day or two”, said Warden J. Murray Jones. “There is so much misinformation out there, if you are hesitant, talk to your doctor, your pharmacist or your healthcare provider. Get the right facts. Let’s get back to normal, we can do it. After all, we are in this together”.

For further information, please contact:

Karen Jopling, Manager, Communications & Strategic Initiatives

Tel: (705) 743-0380 ext. 2502