Where to Get Vaccinated
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccination.
You can get most publicly funded (free) vaccines from your health care provider. If you don't have one, see a list of family doctors in Niagara who are accepting new patients.
Learn more about publicly funded immunization schedules by age:
Public health clinics
We're pleased to resume general and Grade 7 vaccination clinics at:
More dates will be added when available.
Before booking your appointment
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 Public Health.
Report all vaccinations received from your health care provider or out of province to Public Health. You can report your child's immunization record:
- Phone: 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425
- Fax: the immunization record (such as a yellow card) to 905-688-8225
How to book
Call Niagara Region Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- We will not accept walk-ins
- Clinic hours vary. You will be given an appointment time when you call.
- 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.
Attending the appointment
Before your appointment
- Bring the immunization record, if available. It will be used to assess which vaccines may be required and to record ones given at the clinic.
- If you're not feeling well, call us to cancel the appointment ahead of time
- Wear a loose fitting short sleeve t-shirt
- Plan to eat something before the appointment
- Bring a cellphone, book or music to help with the vaccination experience. Learn more about how to increase comfort using the CARD system (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract)
- Plan to arrive five minutes before the appointment. Please don't arrive any earlier.
At your appointment
- Parking is free for visitors
- To maintain physical distancing, we ask that only one support person (parent / legal guardian) attend the appointment. Space is limited.
- Once parked, go to the main entrance while wearing a mask and ring the doorbell for entry.
- Don't enter the building if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been advised to self-isolate due to close contact with someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Upon entering the building, you will be asked to complete COVID-19 screening questions using an iPad available onsite or your smartphone. Maintain physical distancing.
- After completing the COVID-19 screen, a staff member will provide direction to the clinic area
After your appointment
- After receiving vaccine(s), there will be a 15-minute waiting period for observation
Other options for vaccination
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:
- Health care providers
- Walk-in clinics
- Participating pharmacies (with a prescription as required)
- Travel clinics
Call ahead to see if the vaccine you are looking for is available. If you plan to visit a pharmacy to get vaccinated,
find out if you need a prescription.