Vaccination clinics for COVID-19

This page will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.

Effective July 7, 2023, individuals 5 years and older should consider delaying receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine booster until fall 2023. Receiving a booster dose in the fall, as respiratory season commences, will maximize protection against COVID-19 when peak circulation of the virus is expected. The decision to receive a booster dose prior to fall 2023 may be appropriate for certain individuals based on their unique health status and personal situation. Individuals are encouraged to speak with their health care provider before booking an appointment in the summer.

Public Health offers clinics throughout the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. Select pharmacy locations and primary care providers also offer vaccination against COVID-19. Check with your local pharmacy or health care provider for more information.

Please note that Public Health may occasionally need to cancel clinics due to unforeseen circumstances, including inclement weather events that impact clinic operations. In the event a clinic is cancelled, all clients with a booked appointment will be offered an alternate opportunity. Where feasible, some cancelled clinics will be rescheduled. For regular updates, follow us on social media @PublicHealthSD (Facebook, Twitter).

The vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community from COVID-19.

Learn more about who is currently eligible and recommended to receive a vaccination and when to get your COVID-19 booster dose(s).

Get vaccinated and stay up to date

It is important you stay up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines to help build long-term protection against COVID-19. 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. This is also referred to as the primary series. For those 5 years of age and older, it means completion of a primary series and receipt of the currently recommended booster dose.

The Ontario Ministry of Health continues to recommend that COVID-19 vaccines should be offered to individuals with previous COVID-19 infections. Before proceeding with vaccination after a COVID-19 infection, you should no longer be considered infectious, symptoms of acute illness should be completely resolved, and your isolation period must be completed.

Visit our COVID-19 page for information on symptoms, self-isolation, and where to get tested for COVID-19. Visit our Current status page for information on vaccination data for our area.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic information

Check this section frequently for opportunities.

Learn how to book an appointment.

Do not attend a clinic if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are in isolation due to a COVID-19 exposure.

Public Health clinics for those 5 years of age and older will primarily offer the mRNA bivalent vaccine products for a primary series and booster dose vaccination to eligible individuals. Please check your eligibility prior to attending one of our clinics.

Masks: If you are visiting our locations for clinical services, you will need to wear a mask. 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.

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How to book an appointment

For the summer, appointments can only be booked by calling one of our public health nurses. Online booking will resume again in the fall. Individuals can also help people who are eligible by booking an appointment on their behalf.

Book online

Visit to book an appointment online.

Book by phone

To book an appointment call 705.522.9200 (toll-free: 1.866.522.9200). The call centre is open Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and is closed on statutory holidays. A public health nurse will call you back to counsel you on the updated recommendations on who should receive a vaccine and if eligible, they will book an appointment for you at an upcoming clinic.

Request a non-mRNA vaccine

Appointments can be requested for a non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Novavax Nuvaxovid) by calling 705.522.9200 (toll-free: 1.866.522.9200). You will need to provide your name and phone number with a representative. You will receive a call back approximately 4 to 5 days before the clinic is being held to schedule an appointment. It is important to note that non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccination opportunities are not readily available.

On June 28, 2023, Janssen Inc. submitted a voluntary recall to Health Canada for the JCOVDEN (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.According to Janssen, the decision to withdraw this product from use in Canada is a business decision and is not the result of any health or safety concerns related to the vaccine. The JCOVDEN (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine is no longer available. Clients are encouraged to contact Public Health or speak with their health care provider to discuss non-mRNA vaccine options.

Pharmacy and primary care

Visit for pharmacy locations and booking information. Some primary care providers also offer vaccination against COVID-19.

This item was last modified on September 7, 2023