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, practising 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.
Individuals are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines when they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses as part of a primary series, and have received a booster within the last 6 months (if eligible).
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, for first, second, and booster doses to eligible individuals. Public Health clinics have both 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 older. The bivalent mRNA vaccines include two strains of the COVID-19 virus: the original COVID-19 strain and the Omicron variant strain. The bivalent mRNA vaccines are expected to provide improved protection against circulating Omicron variants compared to the original mRNA vaccines. The bivalent vaccines are used for booster doses only and will be offered 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.
Eligible individuals who are unable to receive a mRNA vaccine, and who are over the age of 18 years old may request an appointment to receive a non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals must be informed of the risks associated with non-mRNA vaccines.
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, we encourage you to submit your proof of vaccinations to help public health agencies monitor vaccine coverage.
If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination outside of Ontario or Canada you will need to submit your proof of vaccination to have your COVID-19 immunization record documented in the provincial system (COVaxON) to obtain an enhanced vaccination certificate with QR code.
COVID-19 vaccine Resources
COVID-19 vaccine campaigns
Learn more about Public Health Sudbury & Districts vaccination campaigns:
- My motivation for vaccination: Individuals can share their motivation to get the COVID-19 vaccine with our community. Learn more by visiting the campaign page.
- Great question! Answering your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. This campaign encourages children and youth to ask public health professionals questions about the COVID-19 vaccine or personal protective measures.
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 read our Advisory Alerts for more information.
This item was last modified on December 20, 2022