Public Health Sudbury & Districts has approved the City of Lakes Family Health Team to administer the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine to our patients. We will be contacting our eligible patients and inviting them to make an appointment online at our website. All vaccinations are by appointment only. We have a very limited supply of AZ vaccine and, therefore, appointments will be offered to patients based on provincial eligibility criteria (for the AZ vaccine, this is currently age-based).
If you are eligible, and would like to book an appointment for the Astra Zeneca vaccine, click ‘COVID-19 Vaccine’ on our home page. Please DO NOT call the clinic to book an appointment. Appointments can only be scheduled on our website on a first-come, first-served basis.
We recommend that you get the first vaccine made available to you. Waiting for your ‘preferred’ vaccine, risks potentially getting COVID-19 and associated illness. To best protect yourself and others, the best COVID-19 vaccine is the one that reaches your arm first. If you have already received a COVID vaccine, or if you are already booked to receive a vaccine somewhere else, please do not try to book an appointment with us for the AZ vaccine.
We know that you may have questions about the AZ vaccine. Health Canada approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for adults on February 26, 2021. All COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada are highly effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Presently, the AZ vaccine is recommended for people who are 55 years of age and older.
For more information about the AZ vaccine, check out the following videos and articles:
- CBC: Which COVID-19 vaccine is better? (spoiler, they’re all good)
- Ontario Ministry of Health: Administration of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
- Centre for Effective Practice: AstraZeneca Safety
- Health Canada: AstraZeneca very safe, effective, with extremely rare risk of clots
*UPDATED INFORMATION FOR SECOND DOSE OF AZ*