New location for COVID-19 mass immunization clinics in Espanola

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is advising the public of a new location for mass immunization clinics held in Espanola. Effective June 23, 2021, all mass immunization clinics previously scheduled at the Espanola Recreation Complex will take place at the Espanola High School, 147 Spruce Avenue, Espanola, ON.

Dates and times of scheduled appointments are not affected by the location change unless you are called and receive confirmation of a new appointment time. This applies to first and second dose appointments. If you have any questions about your appointment, please call 705.674.2299 (toll-free 1.800.708.2505), between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

Individuals who are eligible for a first or second dose and plan to attend the walk-in clinic scheduled on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. are advised that the clinic will now take place at the Espanola High School. A reminder that individuals who choose to attend a walk-in clinic can expect to wait in line, and this option may not be suitable for those who cannot stand or wait for longer periods of time.

Vaccine interchangeability

To ensure maximum protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, individuals should get vaccinated as soon as possible and attend a walk-in clinic or book their second dose as soon as they are eligible. With the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading throughout Ontario, it is more important than ever to get your second dose to complete your vaccine series as full vaccination offers the greatest protection. All vaccines provided in Ontario provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants. Interchanging vaccines is safe, effective, and enables more Ontarians to receive their second dose sooner.

Preparing for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

All vaccination clinics have COVID-safety measures in place. 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.

  • Bring your health card. If you do not have a health card or your health card is expired, bring another form of government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, Status card, or birth certificate.
  • Eat and drink something before you arrive at your appointment to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated.
  • Dress for the weather, you may have to wait in line if you plan on attending a walk-in clinic.
  • Wear a top that allows for easy access to the upper arm such as a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend the clinic.

For more information or if you have questions, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

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