News & Events
Dr Tom Comerford (Allergist) Retirement
Please be advised that Dr. Tom Comerford, Allergist, is retiring September 30, 2022. Unfortunately we have not been successful in recruiting a replacement. Please contact Dr. Comerford’s office in the meantime, if you wish to request a copy of your medical records. An administration fee, as recommended by the Ontario Medical Association will apply to all such requests for information.
Updated COVID-19 InformationUpdated December 14th 2022
COVID-19 Fall Boosters
Please click here to see the latest information regarding COVD19 Fall Boosters
COVID-19: What to do if you may have been exposed
- • To help address the most common patient questions about COVID given evolving guidance on testing, how to manage COVID at home, and self-isolation, the OCFP has partnered with UofT DFCM to create a set of six plain language documents that will be available in multiple languages.
- • Find all these guidance documents at ConfusedAboutCOVID.ca and you can also access them individually here.
- • I’m not feeling well. How do I know if I have COVID? What should I do?
- • I think I have COVID. When should I call my doctor?
- • Do I need a COVID PCR test?
- • When should I use a Rapid Antigen Test?
- • I have been in close contact with someone who has COVID. What should I do?
- • I’m worried about the new variant. How do I keep safe during Omicron?
Updated September 7, 2021
COVID19 Medical Excemptions
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has advised that our physicians can write a medical exemption for the following reasons only:
- 1. You have been seen by an allergist and they confirmed a severe life threatening allergy to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of it’s components.
- 2. You have confirmed myocarditis/pericarditis after the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- 3. You have confirmed thrombosis or thrombocytopeniania after the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- 4. Those with capillary leak syndrome should not receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In order to obtain a note for the above medical exemptions or if you have questions about the benefits and risks of vaccination please speak to your family physician.
Important information about Covid-19 and Covid-19 vaccines:
- • Peterboroughpublichealth.ca
- • Covid-19.ontario.ca
- • Covid-19 vaccines for Ontario
- • COVID-19 vaccine safety.
- • COVID-19 What you need to know before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment
- • COVID-19 About Vaccines.
- • What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine in Canada.
- • How do vaccines work
- • How are vaccines developed?
- • Manufacturing, safety and quality control of vaccines.
- • The facts about COVID-19 Vaccines. First Nations health Authority.
General COVID-19 Vaccine Information
It is understandable that many Medical Centre patients are interested to have access to the latest information about Covid-19 vaccine availability and distribution relative to the Greater Peterborough region. While the Medical Centre and its clinicians are closely monitoring developments pertaining to Covid-19 availability and distribution, we feel that the best current source of up-to-date public information on this topic is available through the Peterborough Public Health website at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca or by clicking this link "Covid-19 Vaccine". If you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine which are not specifically addressed by the information on the Peterborough Public Health website you may also contact a Peterborough Public Health representative at 705-743-1000.
As Covid-19 vaccine related information specific to The Medical Centre becomes available, appropriate updates will be added to this area of our website.
Peterborough Family Health Team
Ministry of Health