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Public Health Recommends COVID Booster shot!

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is recommending that all eligible people get their COVID-19 booster shot ASAP.

You can call PHSD directly at (705) 674-2299 or visit covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine to book an appointment online.

The City of Lakes Family Health Team is also hosting vaccination clinics for their rostered patients.

Go to our website and click "Book Your COVID-19 Vaccine" to see if any appointments are available.

Some of our physicians and nursing staff are also working at PHSD mass vaccination and pop-up clinics.

For more information visit the PHSD vaccination clinic webpage frequently for daily updates.

Vaccination clinics for COVID-19

Protect yourself, get vaccinated!

With Omicron rapidly becoming the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Ontario, it is highly recommended you get your booster (third) dose as soon as you are eligible. It remains important for everyone else to get their first or second dose if they have not already. Individuals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine can contact their health care provider or a participating pharmacy (Government of Ontario) or book an appointment at a Public Health clinic.

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 for anyone receiving the adult dose, as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). At this time, NACI recommends that children receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine pediatric dose of (10 mcg) at least 14 days before or after another vaccine.

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. 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.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts, in collaboration with local school boards, has planned school-based COVID -19 vaccination clinics in select schools throughout our area. These are in addition to other vaccination opportunities available throughout the community including mass immunization clinics, and appointments with participating primary care providers or pharmacies.

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

All Public Health clinics offer one of two mRNA vaccine brands—either Moderna Spikevax or the pediatric and adult dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty. For adult vaccination, the adult dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna Spikevax vaccines can be safely interchanged. Based on vaccine supplies, the vaccine brand planned for use at any clinic is subject to change, possibly with limited notice. We encourage you to ask our immunizers for more information to help you make an informed decision and feel comfortable about getting either vaccine brand.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic dates, locations, and times

Public Health offers a number of clinics throughout the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. Unless otherwise noted, clinics are by appointment only. A small number of clinics will continue to offer walk-in opportunities; however, those clinics will be clearly labeled so unless walk-in opportunities are specified, clinics will be by appointment only. 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.

A reminder 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. We appreciate everyone’s patience. Learn how to book an appointment.

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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.

Book by phone

Appointments can be booked 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 variants of concern (VOC) 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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