The Health Unit offers several immunization services.
Main office immunization clinic:
1300 Paris Street
Rainbow Centre immunization clinic
40 Elm Street, Unit 109
Espanola office immunization clinic
800 Centre Street, Unit 100 C
Manitoulin Island office immunization clinic
6163 Highway 542
Chapleau office immunization clinic
101 Pine Street East
Sudbury East office immunization clinic
1 King Street
Seasonal influenza immunization
Protect yourself by learning about the spread of influenza and getting a flu shot.
Health Unit office clinics:
- Main office
- Espanola office
- Manitoulin Island office
- Chapleau office
Travel immunization and counselling
Protecting your health is crucial when visiting foreign countries. Our nurses offer travel counselling that is tailored to each individual and is based on your destination. We offer travel immunizations at a cost. To request an appointment for travel immunization or counselling please select a location that best meets your needs.
- Main office immunization clinic
- Espanola office immunization clinic
- Manitoulin Island office immunization clinic
- Chapleau office immunization clinic
Every year, our registered nurses visit schools and give students in Grades 7 and 8 the opportunity to be immunized against hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus (HPV).
At this age, the vaccines are publicly funded therefore are given free of charge. Consent forms and fact sheets are sent home with every student in their agendas. Eligible students that miss getting the vaccine at their school can get it at one of the Health Unit’s offices.
Reminder: Immunization against meningococcal disease is required to attend school in Ontario.
Immunization records: keep your child’s record up-to-date
The Health Unit collects, reviews and maintains immunization records for all children in schools and licensed child care centres in our communities as outlined in both the Immunization of Schools Pupils Act, 1990, and the Day Nurseries Act, 1990.
Parents and guardians are responsible to report all immunizations to the Health Unit. Doctors do not report this information to the Health Unit.
You have several options to report your child’s vaccinations
School-age children require certain vaccinations to attend school or a valid exemption, and parents and guardians must keep their child’s record up-to-date with the Health Unit. Your options to report vaccinations are listed below.
Options to update your child’s vaccination record:
Bring a copy of your child’s record to any Health Unit location during regular business hours
Call 705.522.9200, ext. 458 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200)
Fax a copy of your child’s vaccination record to 705.677.9616 (confidential fax)
Mail a copy of your child’s record to:
Sudbury & District Health Unit
Attention: Clinical and Family Services Division
1300 Paris Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3
If your child requires an exemption from vaccination for medical, religious, or conscientious reasons, you must complete and submit one of the following forms, which are available online at www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca (Government of Ontario):
- Statement of Medical Exemption
- Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief
Before reporting your child’s vaccinations to the Health Unit, please read the information below.
The Health Unit maintains and reviews immunization records for children in all schools, and licensed daycares and nurseries within the Greater Sudbury and the districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin.
All of the information you submit is confidential and stored on a secure provincial immunization database. The information is collected and disclosed by the Sudbury & District Health Unit within the authority of the Immunization of School Pupils Act, the Health Promotion and Protection Act, and the Day Nurseries Act, to:
- Review a child’s immunization record during an outbreak of a disease that would be preventable through immunization, to determine if they are protected.
- Annually assess a child’s immunization status to ensure they meet requirements to attend school or licensed daycares or nurseries.
- Share a child’s immunization information with their school principal once suspension orders have been mailed to parents.
Share a child’s immunization information with their licensed daycare or nursery operator when:
- The child’s immunization information is incomplete and the parent or guardian has not provided the required information to the Health Unit.
- There is an outbreak or risk of an outbreak of a communicable disease and unimmunized or under-immunized children may be required to be excluded from attendance.
- A copy of a child’s immunization record needs to be sent to another health unit if a child moves to a school in another public health unit’s service area.
If you have any questions about your privacy or our collection and disclosure of this information, please call our office at 705.522.9200, ext. 458 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).