COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Sudbury East

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

First dose eligibility

Individuals 5 years of age and older can receive a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty pediatric dose (10 micrograms) is approved for children 5 years of age and older.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty (30 micrograms) is approved for youth who are 12 years old. The Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty is preferentially recommended for individuals aged 18 to 24 years old and the only approved vaccine for youth aged 12 to 17.

Everyone aged 29 and over can receive either Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax. These 2 mRNA vaccines can be safely interchanged.

Second dose eligibility

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and Ontario Ministry of Health recommend an optimal interval of 8 weeks (56 days) between first and second doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax). According to NACI, there is emerging evidence that longer intervals between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines result in more robust and durable immune response and higher vaccine effectiveness. Public Health will administer second doses 8 weeks (56 days) following administration of a first dose, with limited exceptions.

  • Children aged 5 to 11 who received their first pediatric dose of Pfizer-BioNTech more than 8 weeks ago.
  • Youth aged 12 years and older who received their first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine more than 56 days (8 weeks) ago.
  • Anyone who received their first dose of Moderna Spikevax vaccine more than 56 days (8 weeks) ago.
  • People who received AstraZeneca Vaxzevria 56 days ago (at least 8 weeks) and who would like to get an mRNA vaccine.

Third dose eligibility

The Government of Ontario recommends a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to restore protection that may have decreased over time to a level for the following individuals:

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago (84 days, 12 weeks).
  • 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 3 months ago (84 days, 12 weeks).
  • Eligible health care workers 18 years of age and older who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago (84 days, 12 weeks)
  • Individuals who received 2 doses of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago (84 days, 12 weeks).
  • Individuals who received 1 dose of the Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago (84 days, 12 weeks).
  • Vulnerable older adults in congregate settings who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago (84 days, 12 weeks)
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who are eligible for a three dose primary series may receive a booster dose (a fourth dose) 3 month (84 days, 12 weeks) after their third dose.

Fourth dose eligibility

The Ontario Government is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit, and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over starting April 7, 2022. Local planning efforts are underway and Public Health is working diligently to make more opportunities available for vaccination in our communities to meet increased demand. Details about how to book, availability, and eligibility are available online and will continue to be updated.

 

Appointment Only Clinics- Univi Health Centre and local pharmacies

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

 

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

Booking Online

Local phone lines are open between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on Statutory holidays)

Main line: 705-522-9200 (toll free: 1-866-522-9200)

For more information on vaccination clinics for COVID-19 with Public Health Sudbury & Districts, please visit Public Health Sudbury & Districts – COVID-19 vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (phsd.ca)

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