COVID-19 Vaccine Update

This page will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.

Ministry of Health updates third dose recommendations

Effective Thursday, November 4, 2021, the following groups are eligible for a booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine:

  • All adults 70 years of age and older who received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago.
  • Health care workers who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago.
    • This group includes staff, students, volunteers, or designated caregivers working in-person in a health organization and including workers who are not providing direct patient care but are frequently in the patient environment. See full definition in the Ministry guidance (PDF).
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis adults, including non-Indigenous household members who received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago.
  • Individuals who received two doses of the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria/COVISHIELD vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine at least 6 months after the completion of their primary series.
  • Residents of long-term care homes (LTCH), retirement homes (RH), elder care lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings (for example, assisted-living facilities, chronic care hospitals, naturally occurring congregate retirement settings/congregate senior’s apartment buildings, older adults living in congregate settings for people with developmental disabilities, mental health and addictions issues, etc.) at least 6 months after the second dose.

For quick reference on the updated eligibility, please find the recent Advisory Alert (Nov 4): COVID-19 vaccine update: Ministry of Health updates third dose recommendations

RNA vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna Spikevax vaccines will be available at clinics. Although appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome 1 hour after the clinic start time. 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.


Local Vaccination Opportunities in Sudbury East


Markstay Pentecostal Church

12 Millichamp Street, Markstay

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Friday, December 3


Alban Community Centre

796 Highway 64, Alban

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Tuesday, December 14


St.-Charles Community Centre

40, Casimir St., St.-Charles

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Tuesday, December 7


Appointment Only Clinics- Univi Health Centre and local pharmacies

Univi Health Centre- Warren Site

December 7th- 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

December 21st- 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Univi Health Centre- Alban Site

December 3rd- 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Univi Health Centre- Noëlville Site

December 8th- 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

December 20th- 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


These appointments can be booked by calling one of our clinics or the pharmacy.


Public Health encourages all individuals seeking a first, second, or third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax vaccine to book an appointment online or by phone.

Booking Online

Phone lines are open between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed on Statutory holidays)

Main line: 705-674-2299 (toll free: 1-800-708-2505)

If you have any questions about your appointment or if you have not been contacted yet by phone or email, please call the booking centre.

For more information on vaccination clinics for COVID-19 with Public Health Sudbury & Districts, please visit Public Health Sudbury & Districts – Vaccination clinics for COVID-19 (

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