Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
Protect yourself, get vaccinated!
Protect yourself against COVID-19 by layering protective measures including continuing to wear a well-fitted mask in indoor public settings, practicing physical distancing, daily symptom screening, staying home when ill, and staying up to date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility
Get vaccinated and stay up to date! It is highly encouraged you receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including any booster doses when eligible to stay up to date and to build long-term protection against COVID-19. Visit our vaccination eligibility page.
In Ontario, for those 6 months to 4 years of age, staying up to date means you have completed the initial dose(s) of a COVID-19 vaccine. For those 5 years of age and older, it means completion of a primary series and receipt of a booster (monovalent or bivalent) on or after September 1, 2022. For specific high-risk populations, staying up to date means completion of the primary series and receipt of a booster dose within the last 6 months.
Eligible individuals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, can book an appointment at a Public Health clinic, contact their health care provider, a participating pharmacy (Government of Ontario), or health centre.
Vaccination clinics for COVID-19
Public Health Sudbury & Districts hosts a variety of appointment and walk-in clinics. For details on upcoming vaccination clinics and eligibility, visit our vaccination clinics page.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts reports COVID-19 vaccination data Wednesday’s at 4 p.m.
mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
All Public Health clinics offer mRNA vaccine brands – either Moderna Spikevax or Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, primary series and booster doses to eligible individuals. Public Health clinics have original monovalent mRNA vaccines as well as bivalent mRNA vaccines. The monovalent vaccines are used for the primary series for all individuals 6 months and old. The bivalent mRNA vaccines include two strains of the COVID-19 virus: the original COVID-19 strain and the Omicron variant strain. Evidence shows that Omicron-containing mRNA vaccines induce a stronger and more robust immune response and are expected to provide improved protection against circulating Omicron variants compared to the original mRNA vaccines. They also help restore immune protection that has decreased since previous vaccination.
The bivalent vaccines are recommended for booster doses to eligible individuals aged 5 years and older. We encourage you to ask our immunizers for more information to help you make an informed decision and feel comfortable about getting your vaccine.
Non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
Public Health can order a limited supply of the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine and the Novavax Nuvaxovid vaccine as needed.
Janssen may be offered to individuals who are 18 years of age and older without contraindications to the vaccine who are not able or willing to receive either an mRNA vaccine or Novavavx Nuvaxovid vaccine. Informed consent is required to ensure appropriate communication about the risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) which may be life-threatening.
Novavax Nuvaxovid may be offered to individuals who are 12 years old without contraindications to the vaccine who are not able or willing to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligible individuals may request an appointment to receive a non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn more about the Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Report your COVID-19 vaccination(s) in the provincial database (COVaxON)
If your COVID-19 vaccination records are not in the provincial online database or if you have received a COVID-19 vaccination outside of Ontario or Canada, we encourage you to submit your proof of vaccinations to help public health agencies monitor vaccine coverage and to have your COVID-19 immunization record documented in the provincial system (COVaxON).
COVID-19 vaccine resources
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has several free downloadable resources. Visit our COVID-19 vaccine resource page and our child and youth vaccine toolkit.
Frequently asked questions
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Check out our vaccine FAQ section to find out about safety and efficacy of the vaccines, who is eligible for vaccination, and more.
To learn even more, visit our COVID-19 vaccine resources page, or contact Public Health by calling 705.522.9200 (toll free: 1.866.522.9200).
If you are a health care provider please read our Advisory Alerts for more information.
This item was last modified on April 3, 2023