Vaccination opportunities: week of April 11, 2023

COVID-19 vaccination

Public Health Sudbury & Districts offers opportunities in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts to help you get your COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t see a clinic offered in your area this week, check back next week for more. See all Public Health clinic opportunities at Additional opportunities to receive a COVID-19 vaccine may also be available through select primary care providers and at participating pharmacies. Visit for pharmacy locations that offer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Public Health recommends that you receive all COVID-19 vaccines for which you are eligible—including booster doses—to build long-term protection against COVID-19.

Vaccination opportunities for the week of April 11

At select appointment-only clinics for those under 5 years of age, eligible parents and caregivers may request their COVID-19 vaccination at the time of their child’s appointment. Please speak with clinic staff for more information.

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). Visit us online for up-to-date clinic details, including the clinic times and locations, vaccine type or routine immunization that is planned at

Tuesday, April 11

Walk-in only clinic

  • Sagamok Community Wellness Department, Sagamok
    • Primary series for those 6 months to under 5.
    • Primary series and booster doses for those 5 and older.

Wednesday, April 12

Appointment-only clinics

  • Public Health Sudbury & Districts, main office, Sudbury
    • Primary series for those 6 months to under 5.
    • Primary series and booster doses for those 5 and older.

Thursday, April 13

Appointment and walk-in clinics

  • Espanola Recreation Complex, Espanola
    • Primary series and booster doses for those 5 and older.

Friday, April 14

Appointment and walk-in clinics

  • Southridge Mall, Sudbury
    • Primary series and booster doses for those 5 and older.

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

To book online, visit or call 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200), between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. For a list of scheduled clinics, visit

Additional opportunities may also be available through select primary care providers or at participating pharmacies. Visit for pharmacy locations that offer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Clinic services

Sensory-friendly service (COVID-19)

Sensory-friendly services may be available, as needed.

Vaccine-to-vehicle service (COVID-19)

Vaccine-to-vehicle is a service available at select mass immunization clinics for individuals who are unable to receive their vaccine within a clinic setting for reasons such as sensory sensitivities, decreased mobility, or other health concerns. An immunizer will come outside to the parking lot to provide the vaccine to individuals in their vehicle. Please note that during extreme weather or extreme cold that your appointment may be rebooked to ensure everyone’s safety.

Appointments for sensory-friendly or vaccine-to-vehicle services can only be booked by phone at 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. Booking online is not available.

Questions about vaccination

Learn about the Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

All Public Health clinics offer mRNA vaccine brands—either Moderna Spikevax or Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, for 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 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 the circulating Omicron variants compared to the original mRNA vaccines. The bivalent vaccines are used 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.

For vaccine clinics for children under 5 years of age, Public Health currently offers the Moderna Spikevax and Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccines.


COVID-19 vaccines

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.

A bivalent booster dose is strongly recommended for select high-risk groups at an interval of 6 months (168 days) from their last dose or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Visit covid-19-vaccine-eligibility for information on when you should be vaccinated based on the type of vaccine you should receive, your age, your health status, and if you recently had a COVID-19 infection.

Preparing for a vaccination appointment

All vaccination clinics have COVID-safety measures in place. You must not attend a clinic if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are in isolation due to a COVID-19 exposure.

  • Bring your health card. If you do not have a health card or your health card is expired, bring another form of government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, Status card, or birth certificate.
  • Eat and drink something before you arrive at your appointment to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated.
  • Do not show up until 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • When possible, please limit the number of support people attending a vaccination clinic to one person.
  • Dress for the weather, you may have to wait in line if you plan on attending a walk-in clinic.
  • Wear a top that allows for easy access to the upper arm such as a loose-fitting top or a T-shirt.
  • Wear a medical mask that covers your nose, mouth, and chin. If you do not have a medical mask, pediatric and adult medical masks will be available at the entrance to the clinic.

For more information or if you have questions, please talk to trusted sources such as Public Health immunizers, health care providers, and pharmacists, visit, or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

This item was last modified on April 11, 2023