Adults 60 years and older became eligible to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Sudbury and Districts Public Health service area on Wednesday morning, the health unit confirmed in a statement

“As more COVID-19 vaccines continue to be deployed locally, Public Health Sudbury & Districts is pleased to announce an increase in the eligibility of people wishing to receive the vaccine,” said the PHSD “As of today, Wednesday April 7, people aged 60 and over during this calendar year (born in 1961 or before) can now make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine “

Some pharmacies across the province, including some in Greater Sudbury, are also making appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people aged 55 or older in 2021, and a small number of healthcare practitioners primary people in the region start receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine this week

Adults 60 and over in 2021 can use the provincial system to book an appointment online, a process that helps reduce the volume of calls, at wwwcovid-19ontarioca / book-vaccine

Appointments can also be made over the phone by calling the main line at 705-674-2299 (toll free 1-800-708-2505) between 7 am and 9 pm, seven days a week, or on the alternate line to 1-844-782-2273 between 9 am and 9 pm, also seven days a week

All vaccination clinics are by appointment only and anti-COVID measures are in place Residents should not visit a clinic if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or if they are isolated in due to exposure to COVID-19

In Greater Sudbury and the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, Public Health continues to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all previously eligible groups Visit wwwphsdca / COVID-19 / vaccines-clinics for more details on the ‘local vaccine eligibility, for booking information and for dates and locations of upcoming immunization clinics

Some pharmacies in the province are making appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people aged 55 or older in 2021 Residents must make an appointment with a participating pharmacy to be vaccinated there For a updated list of pharmacies, visit wwwcovid-19ontarioca / locations-vaccines

Adults 55 and older in 2021 are not yet eligible for mass immunization clinics in Sudbury and the districts

As of Tuesday, a total of 41,526 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered locally, with 37,227 people receiving their first dose and 4,299 people fully vaccinated

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination clinics, visit wwwphsdca / COVID-19 or call Sudbury & Districts Public Health at 705-522-9200 (toll free 1-866-522-9200) Public health returns all calls, but volumes can be high and patience is appreciated

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