Immunization (Vaccination) Clinic

Access to services during COVID-19

To protect its essential services and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Public Health Sudbury & Districts has reduced certain clinics, classes, and events and changed how it engages with the public.

Effective July 2, 2020, if you are visiting our office locations for service, you will need to wear a face covering (e.g. medical or a non-medical mask or other face covering) at all times. This is the case whether you are receiving services that involve close contact or not. Certain exceptions may apply (for example, based on age or medical circumstances). We encourage you to bring your own mask. If you don’t have a mask or forgot to bring yours, we will give you one for your appointment, supplies permitting.

The new requirement provides additional protection as distancing is not always guaranteed. To learn more about our services and some of the changes in place due to COVID-19, please check our Public Health services page.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts offers several immunization services.

Seasonal flu immunization

The influenza vaccine is readily available at many locations throughout the community including local pharmacies and health care providers’ offices. In addition, Public Health Sudbury & Districts provides influenza vaccines on a seasonal basis. Please check back for a list of available clinics and for information on how to book your appointment.

Routine immunization

To request an appointment for routine immunization please select a location that best meets your needs. Offices – Public Health Sudbury & Districts (Chapleau, Espanola, Manitoulin Island, Sudbury East, Greater Sudbury). You may also be able to get vaccinated at your doctor’s office, a walk-in clinic, or community health centre. Appointments may be required.

Travel immunization

Protecting your health is crucial when traveling outside of Canada. Public Health Sudbury & Districts offers travel immunizations for individuals who are visiting resort destinations or taking cruises. Book an appointment at one of offices – Public Health Sudbury & Districts (Chapleau, Espanola, Manitoulin Island, Sudbury East, Greater Sudbury).

School immunization

Every year, our registered nurses visit schools to provide students in Grades 7 and 8 immunization against hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, and human papillomavirus (HPV). At this age, the vaccines are publicly funded and free of charge. Consent forms and fact sheets are sent home with every student in their agendas. Eligible students that do not receive the vaccine at their school can get it at one of Public Health Sudbury & Districts offices.

Reminder: Immunization against meningococcal disease is required to attend school in Ontario.

Immunization clinics for students requiring vaccines for school attendance

Public Health Sudbury & Districts collects, reviews, and maintains immunization records for all students in schools in our communities as outlined in the Immunization of Schools Pupils Act, 1990, (ISPA). Each year, usually beginning in January, immunization records are assessed to ensure that students enrolled in school have the vaccines that are required for attendance. Parents are notified, by letter, if Public Health Sudbury & Districts is missing vaccine information for students. Special immunization clinics are held for students who require vaccinations.

When a child receives a vaccine, it is the parent/guardian that is responsible to report it to Public Health Sudbury & Districts. Health care providers do not report this information to Public Health.

This item was last modified on March 8, 2022