The Ontario Ministry of Health has announced eligiblity for Phase 2 of the COVID vaccination program. More information is available at Populations Eligible for Phase Two COVID-19 Vaccination.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is announcing the move to Phase 2 of the provincial COVID-19 vaccination plan with new COVID-19 vaccine clinic dates and appointment booking details. In addition to offering vaccine to remaining Phase 1 populations, beginning next week, Public Health will start rolling out Phase 2 by offering vaccine to adults under 80 years of age, individuals with certain health conditions, and people in high risk congregate living settings.
The following groups and booking information currently apply. Note that Public Health is not yet transitioning to the provincial online booking system.
Those who are 78 years of age or older in this calendar year can call as of Friday, March 26, to book their appointment. Booking will be open for those 75 years of age or older in this calendar year as of Saturday, March 27, 2021. Do not call for this age group until Saturday, March 27.
Clinic and booking details
For specific clinic dates and locations, visit PHSD.
To help with call volumes, an additional call centre has been set up.
Main line: call 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505), between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Alternate line: call 1.844.782.2273, between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
You can also help people who are eligible by calling to book an appointment on their behalf.
Residents, essential caregivers, and staff of high-risk congregate living settings
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is working directly with service providers to offer the vaccine to residents, essential caregivers, and staff of high-risk congregate living settings. Clinics are being offered next week and beyond for these individuals in both mass immunization clinic settings and mobile immunization teams.
Individuals with health conditions
Individuals with certain health conditions are eligible for vaccination in Phase 2. Public Health Sudbury & Districts is working with health care system partners to identify and offer vaccine to these individuals and their caregivers. Those with highest risk health conditions will be contacted by their health care provider in the next few weeks to arrange vaccination. These individuals will be immunized in various settings throughout the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts, including hospital and community settings. Essential caregivers who provide direct, frequent, and sustained personal care or assistance to an individual with highest-risk and high-risk conditions will also be eligible for vaccination. For information on highest-risk, high-risk, and at-risk health conditions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/ontarios-covid-19-vaccination-plan#phase-2.
Essential workers who cannot work from home
Essential workers who cannot work from home will be offered vaccine in June as noted in the provincial Phase 2 plan (Government of Ontario). Details on how to get an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine will be shared at a later date. Check phsd.ca/COVID-19/vaccine-clinics for updates.
Phase 1 eligible groups and appointment booking information
These groups include health care workers, homebound individuals, recipients of chronic home care, Indigenous adults, and those in congregate living settings for seniors. Adults who are 80 or over in this calendar year (i.e. born in 1941 or earlier), or adults who receive chronic home care services, who have not yet been vaccinated can book vaccination appointments by calling the call centre any time for an available slot.