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COVID-19 vaccination

This week, Public Health Sudbury & Districts is offering several hands-on opportunities in Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts to help you get your COVID-19 shot. Dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinics for youth and their families will continue to be held across Sudbury and districts in June. It is strongly recommended that you receive all COVID-19 vaccines for which you are eligible, including booster doses, to stay current and to protect yourself against COVID-19 in the long term. See below for this week’s opportunities.

Systematic vaccination

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is thrilled to announce that we are increasing immunization opportunities for children, youth and adults in Sudbury and surrounding districts. This is part of our increased efforts to reach those behind for vaccinations, including those who have been impacted by the temporary suspension of our services due to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To book an appointment at these select clinics, please call 705.522.9200 (toll free 1.866.522.9200). See this week’s opportunities below, labeled ‘Routine vaccination offered’. Details regarding clinic dates, locations, hours of service and vaccines offered at each clinic are also available on our website. Please note that opportunities may vary within the service area. If you cannot find a clinic in your area, please contact your local public health unit for more information.

Vaccination opportunities for the week of June 20

Other opportunities may be added throughout the week. For regular updates, follow us on @PublicHealthSD social media (Facebook, Twitter). Visit us online for up-to-date clinic details, including clinic times and locations, as well as mRNA vaccine brand or scheduled routine vaccination at phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine- clinics.

Tuesday, June 21

Appointment and walk-in clinics

  • Community Peace Garden, McKerrow (mobile bus clinic)
  • Freshwater Community Church (Former Mindemoya Missionary Church), Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island
  • Southridge Shopping Centre, Greater Sudbury

Wednesday June 22

Clinics by appointment only

  • Chapleau Public Health Sudbury & Districts, Chapleau

Appointment and walk-in clinics

  • Food Basics, 1800 Lasalle Boulevard, Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic)
  • Espanola Regional Recreation Complex, Espanola
  • Southridge Shopping Centre, Greater Sudbury

Thursday June 23

Clinics by appointment only

  • Chapleau Public Health Sudbury & Districts, Chapleau (appointment for youth-only booster doses)

Appointment and walk-in clinics

  • Centennial Community Center and Arena, Hanmer
  • NEMI Recreation Center, Little Current, Manitoulin Island

Walk-in clinics only

  • Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Band Office, Naughton (walk-in only, mobile bus clinic)

friday june 24

Appointment and walk-in clinics

  • Delki Dozzi Playground, 3 Mary Street, Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic)
  • Walden Kinsmen Hall, 15 Kin Drive, bustling
  • Southridge Shopping Centre, Greater Sudbury

Saturday June 25

Appointment and walk-in clinics

  • Garson Community Center and Arena, Garson
  • Sagamok Anishnawbek Multi-Education Center, 4008 Espaniel Road, Sagamok

Make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine

To book online, go to covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-book or call 705.522.9200 (toll free: 1.866.522.9200), between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For a list of scheduled clinics, visit phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine-clinics.

Pharmacies and primary care

With many pharmacies and primary care providers providing the COVID-19 vaccination, there are even more options available to get your COVID-19 shot locally, every week. Visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations (Government of Ontario) for a list of pharmacies in Ontario offering the COVID-19 vaccination and for booking information or contact your primary care provider.

Clinical Services

Sensory service (COVID-19)

Sensory services may be available and include a private vaccination station at one of our mass clinics where lights can be dimmed, noise kept to a minimum and extra time is allotted for the appointment.

Vaccine-vehicle service (COVID-19)

Vehicle-to-vehicle vaccine is a service available at some mass vaccination clinics for people who cannot receive their vaccine at a clinic for reasons such as sensory sensitivities, reduced mobility, or other health issues. A vaccinator will come outside the parking lot to provide the vaccine to people in their vehicle. Please note that during extreme weather conditions or extreme cold, your appointment may be rescheduled to ensure everyone’s safety.

Appointments for sensory or vaccine-vehicle services can only be booked by phone at 705.522.9200 (toll-free: 1.866.522.9200). The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed on statutory holidays. Online booking is not available.

Vaccination Questions

Whether you have questions about getting your first, second, third or booster dose of vaccine or have questions about vaccinating young people, our clinic’s vaccinators and call center staff can help you answer your questions. Your health care provider is also a reliable source of reliable and credible information. Choosing vaccination is a choice and everyone deserves to have the necessary information to be well informed.

Offered vaccine brands and supplies

Learn about Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines (Health Canada).

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

All public health clinics offer brands of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, either Moderna Spikevax or Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty (pediatric and adult doses). Depending on vaccine supplies, the brand of vaccine intended for use in any clinic is subject to change, possibly with limited notice. We encourage you to ask our vaccinators for more information to help you make an informed decision and feel comfortable about obtaining either brand of vaccine. To find out which brands of mRNA vaccines are planned for our clinics, visit phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine-clinics.

COVID-19 vaccines without mRNA

Currently, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax) are the preferred COVID-19 vaccine options for primary series and booster doses administered at all public health clinics. However, Public Health also maintains a limited supply of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Novavax (Nuvaxovid), mRNA-free vaccines, which can be used for a primary series or a booster dose depending on eligibility.

Appointments can be made for an mRNA-free COVID-19 vaccine by calling 705.522.9200 (toll-free: 1.866.522.9200) and providing a representative with your name and contact information. A representative will call you back to schedule an appointment once enough people request a non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligibility

Vaccines against covid-19

In Ontario, you are considered up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all recommended doses, including any booster doses for which you are eligible. Visit phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine-clinics to find out when you should be vaccinated based on the type of vaccine you should receive, your age, medical condition, and if you have recently had a COVID infection. -19.

Systematic vaccination

Publicly funded routine vaccines will be offered to those late for routine childhood vaccines, including young people born in 2006, 2007, or 2008 late for hepatitis B and meningococcal vaccines; young people born in 2002, 2003 or 2004 for vaccines against the human papilloma virus; and young people and adults late for vaccines containing tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

Preparing for a vaccination appointment

All vaccination clinics have COVID safety measures in place. You should not go to a clinic if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are isolated due to exposure to COVID-19.

  • Bring your health card. If you don’t have a health card or your health card has expired, bring another government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, status card, or birth certificate.
  • Eat and drink something before you arrive for your appointment to avoid feeling faint or dizzy during the vaccination.
  • Do not show up until 5 minutes before your appointment.
  • If possible, please limit the number of support people who come to an immunization clinic to one person.
  • Dress for the weather, you may have to wait in line if you plan to go to a walk-in clinic.
  • Wear a top that allows easy access to the upper arm, such as a loose top or 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.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to the clinic.

For more information or if you have questions, please speak to trusted sources such as public health vaccinators, health care providers and pharmacists, visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury and Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free). 1.866.522.9200).