May 18, 2022

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Public Health Sudbury and Districts is offering more COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts this week.

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Eligible individuals looking to get their first, second, or third dose can book an appointment through the provincial government’s online booking system or attend a walk-in clinic.

Residents of Ontario 12 to 17 years of age and older who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago (or three months with informed consent) are now eligible to receive a booster dose.

This week’s vaccination schedule includes:

Tuesday, March 8

  • Appointment only clinic at Public Health Sudbury and Districts’ Chapleau office.
  • Appointment and walk-in clinics at Carmichael Arena in Greater Sudbury and Mindemoya Missionary Church in Mindemoya.
  • Walk-in only, mobile bus clinic at Laurentian University (outside the Parker Building) in Greater Sudbury.

Wednesday, March 9

  • Appointment and walk-in clinics at the Espanola Public Library, Southridge Mall in Greater Sudbury and Veterans Memorial Hall in Killarney.
  • Walk-in only, mobile bus clinic at the Onaping Community Centre and Pool in Onaping.

Thursday, March 10

  • Appointment only clinic at Public Health’s Chapleau office.
  • Appointment and walk-in clinics at Carmichael Arena and Dowling Leisure Centre.
  • Walk-in only, mobile bus clinic at Laurentian University (outside of the Parker Building).

Friday, March 11

  • Appointment and walk-in clinics at Southridge Mall.
  • Walk-in only clinic at Goodlife Fitness on Lasalle Boulevard in Greater Sudbury.
  • Walk-in only, mobile bus clinic at the Wahnapitae Ball Field.

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Saturday, March 12

  • Appointment and walk-in clinic at the New Sudbury Centre.
  • Walk-in only, mobile bus clinic at Giant Tiger on Lasalle Boulevard.

For a list of pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario, visit www.covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations. Call your primary care provider for more information about COVID-19 vaccines.

Individuals aged five and older are eligible to receive their first dose of an mRNA vaccine.

Those aged 18 and older are eligible to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. These two vaccines can be safely interchanged.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only shot approved for those aged five to 17 in Canada.

Anyone who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine more than 21 days ago or the Moderna vaccine more than 28 days ago is eligible to receive their second dose.

Those looking to receive their second dose can attend a walk-in clinic or book their second dose online at www.covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or call 705-674-2299 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The provincial government recommends a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to residents who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

The following individuals are now eligible to receive a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine:

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago.
  • Individuals 12 to 17 who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago or three months with informed consent.
  • First Nations, Inuit, and Métis adults 18 years of age and older including non-Indigenous household members, who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago.
  • Eligible health care workers 18 years of age and older who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago.
  • Individuals who received two doses of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago.
  • Individuals who received one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago.
  • Vulnerable older adults in congregate settings who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago.
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who are eligible for a three-dose primary series may receive a booster dose (a fourth dose) six months after their third dose.

Visit www.phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Sudbury’s health unit at 705-522-9200 if you have any questions.

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