This week, the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to more groups of eligible recipients in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts medical officer of health, Dr. Penny Sutcliffe says staff has been working directly with partner agencies to identify individuals to ensure they book their appointments to get vaccinated.
As more vaccine becomes available, additional groups of individuals will be offered the vaccine.
Currently, only those eligible based on provincial direction can get vaccinated.
This week, Public Health plans are being put into action to offer the vaccine at mobile and mass immunization clinics.
She adds eligible recipients include staff and essential caregivers of long-term care homes, residents of retirement homes, and highest priority health care workers, in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidance.
The agency will open its first mass vaccination clinic at the Carmichael Arena today.
Public Health continues to welcome general questions about the vaccine and remains committed to keeping the community informed about our immunization progress. Visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) for more information.