Public Health is reminding all eligible individuals to book their appointment for a COVID-19 vaccineIssued: Friday, April 30, 2021
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reminding all eligible individuals to call now to book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available throughout Sudbury and districts, including May 1 and 3 in Greater Sudbury, May 4 in Mindemoya, May 5 in Espanola and Chapleau, and May 6 in St. Charles.
Who can book an appointment in a Public Health clinic?
Appointment bookings are available online or by phone for:
- Adults 55 years of age and older in 2021 (born in 1966 or earlier)
Visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or call the main line at 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505), between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week, or the alternate line at 1.844.782.2273, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Appointment bookings are available by phone for:
- Individuals who are pregnant.
- Adults 18+ at the time of immunization in Gogama, Sultan, Shining Tree, and Westree.
- Individuals with highest-risk health conditions (organ transplant recipients, hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, people with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (for example, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis), haematological malignancy diagnosed within the last year, kidney disease with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) under 30).
- Individuals with high-risk health conditions [obesity (BMI > 40), other treatments causing immunosuppression (for example, chemotherapy, medications that weaken the immune system), and intellectual or developmental disabilities (for example, Down Syndrome)].
- Essential caregivers for individuals with highest-risk and high-risk individual may also be eligible. An essential caregiver is someone providing direct, frequent and sustained in-person personal care and/or assistance with activities of daily living to individuals with highest-risk health conditions or regular and sustained assistance with personal care or activities of daily living to individuals with high-risk health conditions.
- Licensed child care workers.
- Residents, essential caregivers, and staff of high-risk congregate living settings
- Anyone previously eligible including health care workers, Indigenous adults 18+ at the time of immunization (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), adult recipients of chronic home care, faith leaders who provide certain functions such as end-of-life care, and staff, residents, and essential caregivers of retirement homes and congregate care settings for seniors, Elder care homes, and long-term care homes.
Call the main line at 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505), between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week, or the alternate line at 1.844.782.2273, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Who can book an appointment in a pharmacy or through primary care?
- Adults 40 years of age and older in 2021 (born in 1981)
Visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for a list of pharmacy locations. Locally, primary care offices are reaching out directly to eligible individuals.
While Ontario has announced that during the month of May, COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking will be open to a new group each week, please only call if clinics have been announced for your group.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. If you’re eligible, don’t wait—book your appointment today. All vaccination clinics are by appointment only and COVID-safe measures are in place. For more information or if you have questions, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).