Vaccination clinics for COVID-19

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

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.

Protect yourself, get vaccinated!

To ensure maximum protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, anyone who is eligible should complete their COVID-19 vaccination series as soon as possible.

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, getting your flu shot is also important to help save lives and reduce the burden on our health care system. The influenza and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely administered at the same time, as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 years

On November 19, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years. We anticipate that locally, the administration of the vaccine for this age group will begin as early as November 26 or when supply arrives. Children 5 to 11 years old will be administered a pediatric dose of 10 micrograms (1/3 of the adult dose). A second dose is needed for full protection.

Children aged 5 to 11 years will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through a variety of delivery channels, including existing mass immunization and pop-up clinics, pharmacies, primary care offices, and targeted in-school and after-school clinics. Special considerations will be given to children aged 5 to 11 attending special needs schools, schools that service at-risk populations, and where schools may have reduced access or transportation concerns.

Third doses and booster dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

A third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to complete a primary vaccine series is needed to provide immunity for select populations, for example, those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. A third dose to boost immune response (booster dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine) is recommended for certain individuals in the general population. Either mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax) may be used as a third dose or booster dose regardless of which vaccine product was used in the primary series.

Learn more about the difference, and who is currently eligible for first, second, and third doses the COVID-19 vaccine.

mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Public Health offers the mRNA vaccines—Moderna Spikevax and Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty. Both vaccines require 2 doses to ensure better and longer protection against COVID-19. If your first vaccine was an mRNA vaccine, you can get either mRNA vaccine for your second dose. You can speak with the immunizer if you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine available to you at the clinic. The mRNA vaccine planned for our clinics are listed below and subject to change based on vaccine availability.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic dates, locations, and times

Appointment and walk-in clinics (no appointment required) for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine are available throughout the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. We work closely with partners across our service area to set up COVID-19 vaccine clinics that are accessible and inviting.

Check this section frequently for opportunities.

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How to book an appointment

Appointments can be booked online and by phone. Online booking is a simple and efficient process and helps reduce call volumes. Individuals can also help people who are eligible by booking an appointment on their behalf.

Book online

Visit covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine to book an appointment online.

Starting 8 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, appointments can be booked for children aged 5 to 11 years old through the provincial online booking system at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine.

Book by phone

Starting 8 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, appointments can be booked for children aged 5 to 11 years old through the local call centre at 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505). The call centre is open Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and is closed on statutory holidays.

Pharmacy and primary care

Visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for pharmacy locations and booking information. Some primary care providers also offer vaccination against COVID-19.

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination

A 2-dose vaccine series is important for everyone born in 2016 or before. Select individuals are eligible for a third dose or booster dose.

The Delta variant can spread more easily and is associated with higher rates of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death. The COVID-19 vaccines are effective against Delta, however, there is evidence of reduced protection against symptomatic disease after 1 dose. This is why everyone should get 2 doses of the vaccine, and third if they are eligible.

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Third dose eligibility

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) are closely following the research on the safety and effectiveness of a third dose. Recommendations will be re-examined on an ongoing basis as new data emerges.

What is the difference between a third dose and a booster dose?

For some populations, a third dose may be required in the primary series, as two doses may not provide sufficient protection, for example, to those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. A third dose to boost immune response (booster dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine) is recommended for certain individuals in the general population. Either mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax) may be used as a third dose or booster dose regardless of which vaccine product was used in the primary series.

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This item was last modified on November 26, 2021