Where to Get Vaccinated

Find out if you're eligible to receive an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine this spring.

You can get most publicly funded (free) vaccines from your health care provider. If you don't have a health care provider, see doctors accepting new patients and walk-in clinics.

Children under two years of age can get their flu shot (during flu season) and COVID-19 vaccine at a Public Health clinic.

How to find out if your routine vaccinations are up-to-date

Check your immunization records to make sure you and your children's routine immunizations are up-to-date. There are exceptions to record availability. Your health care provider may also be able to give you this information.

Individuals without an immunization record may need to repeat vaccination. It is not harmful to receive additional vaccine dose(s).

Talk to a health care provider about what other vaccines you may need based on your medical history and risk. For example, travelling outside of Canada and employment. For more information, see fee for service vaccinations and travel advice.

Public Health clinics

Niagara Region Public Health offers publicly funded (free) vaccines by appointment for residents of all ages across Niagara.

Locations

Clinic dates and hours vary by location. Locations include:

Public Health also offers school-based vaccination clinics at participating schools for eligible students. Parents and legal guardians are notified about these clinics through their child’s school.

Walk-in information for COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine is available by walk-in or appointment. All other vaccines are by appointment only. Learn how to book an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic dates

Walk-ins may be accommodated when possible from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. Walk-ins may have a wait.

Niagara Falls - Canada One Outlet Mall (beside Couture Parfums)

  • Friday, May 24

St. Catharines / Thorold - Public Health office

  • Monday, May 27

Welland - Public Health office

  • Friday, May 31
  • Wednesday, June 5

In-home vaccination information for COVID-19 vaccine

If you're looking for an in-home vaccination, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7425 to be assessed for eligibility.

Extended eligibility

Eligibility for the Shingles vaccine has been extended until Dec. 31, 2024.

Students who missed their opportunity to receive the Grade 7 vaccines may still be eligible for any missed doses. For questions, contact the vaccine team.

Vaccines offered

Free vaccines are available to eligible individuals for:

The RSV vaccine is not offered in our community-based clinics.

Get details on the 2024-2025 RSV High-Risk Vaccine Program closer to fall.

About your appointment

  • Booking an appointment

    Before you book

    Follow these steps even if vaccines were received outside of Canada.

    1. Check if your child's immunizations are up-to-date. If unsure, talk to your health care provider (for example, doctor, nurse practitioner) or contact the vaccine team at Public Health.

    2. Report all vaccinations received from your health care provider or out of province to Public Health. To report your child's immunization record:

    Communication through email is not secure or protected. There is a possibility that information you include in the email can be intercepted in transmission or misdirected. Niagara Region Public Health cannot guarantee security with emails and will not send emails that include your personal health information.

    To book an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine

    Visit the Provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

    To book an appointment for other vaccines

    Call Niagara Region Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    If you speak a language other than English, call us and let us know the language you speak or the country you are from. We will add an interpreter to the phone call to translate.

    • Appointments will be booked on a first come basis
    • Appointments are booked in advance of selected clinic date
    • If you're calling after hours, this extension doesn't take messages. We encourage you to call back during business hours.
  • Stay home if you're sick

    Postpone your vaccination until:

    • You have no fever, without the use of fever reducing medication and
    • Your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours or 48 hours if you have nausea, vomiting and / or diarrhea and
    • You have not developed any new symptoms
  • If you can't attend your appointment

    For COVID-19 vaccine

    To cancel or reschedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, use the Provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

    For all other vaccines

    All other vaccine appointments can be rescheduled or cancelled by calling the Vaccine Team at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425.

  • Getting ready for your vaccination

    Before going for your vaccine

    • Take any regular medication
    • Eat before coming to the vaccination clinic to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated
    • Wear a loose fitting short sleeve t-shirt

    What to bring

    • Green health card. You can still get vaccinated if you don't have a health card.
    • Immunization record. It will be used to assess which vaccines may be required and to record ones given at the clinic.
    • Cellphone, book or music to help with the vaccination experience. Learn about how to increase comfort using the CARD system (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract)
  • Attending the appointment

    Before your appointment

    • Plan to arrive five minutes before the appointment. Please don't arrive any earlier.

    At your appointment

    • Parking is free for visitors
    • Review the screening poster at the clinic entrance and tell staff if you're feeling unwell

    After your appointment

    • After receiving vaccine(s), there will be a 15-minute waiting period

Get fee for service vaccines

Some vaccines are only available by paying a fee, such as those needed for post-secondary education, work or travel. You can get these vaccines from:

Use the Province of Ontario's smart search tool to find health services for you and your family.

Travel advice

See travel advice and advisories by destination.

Visit a health care professional or a travel health clinic two to three months before you travel to review your vaccination history and assess your health care needs.

If you're looking for a specific vaccine(s), call ahead to see if it's available. If you plan to visit a pharmacy to get vaccinated, find out if you need a prescription.

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