Public Health Sudbury & Districts (PHSD) has issued a reminder for older residents, especially those 70 and older, an how to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine
PHSD said appointments can be booked online or by telephone.
The health unit said booking online, through a home computer or a smartphone, "is a simple and efficient process" and helps reduce call volumes. PHSD also advises that friends or family members can help people who are eligible by booking an appointment on their behalf.
Also, as of April 7 at 8 a.m., adults 60 years of age and older (born in 1961) will also be able to book an appointment for their vaccination, said PHSD.
Those who wish to book by telephone still have options, said the health unit.
Adults 70 years of age and older in 2021 can also call the health unit to book an appointment, said PHSD.
To help with call volumes, an additional call centre has been set up, said PHSD.
For the alternate telephone line, call 1-844-782-2273, between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
For details on local eligibility and upcoming vaccination clinics, visit the health unit advises a visit to the online vaccination clinics page.
For more information or if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit PHSD.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705-522-9200 (toll-free 1-866-522-9200). Public Health returns all calls received, the health unit said, however, at times, inquiry volumes are high. Patience is appreciated, said PHSD.