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Where to Get Vaccinated

Masks are required at Niagara Region Public Health vaccination clinics. General and grade 7 catch-up vaccination clinics are by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted. Find out where to get the flu shot.

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:

General and grade 7 vaccination clinics

Clinics are held at Public Health locations across the region during weekdays, evenings and weekends. To book an appointment, call Niagara Region Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425, Monday to Friday 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Appointment information

  • 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.

    2. Report all vaccinations received from your health care provider or out of province to Public Health. You can 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.

  • Vaccines offered

    Grade 7 vaccines

    For students in grades 7 to 12 who may not have received the following publicly funded vaccine(s):

    General vaccines

    For anyone who needs publicly funded vaccine(s) as per Ontario's routine immunization schedule.

    COVID-19 vaccines

    For eligible individuals of COVID-19 vaccine at some clinic locations.

    Monkeypox vaccine

    For eligible individuals of monkeypox vaccine.
  • How to book

    Call Niagara Region Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425, Monday to Friday 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    • Appointments will be booked on a first come basis
    • Appointments are booked in advance of selected clinic date, except for COVID-19 vaccine, where walk-ins may be accepted
    • 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.
    • Stay home if you're sick. Postpone your appointment if at least one of the following applies to you:
      • In the past 24 hours, you experienced COVID-19 symptoms, not due to previously known chronic conditions diagnosed by a health care professional
      • In the past five days, someone who lives in your household had symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19. In this scenario you can still come to your appointment if you don’t currently have any symptoms AND you have either:
        • Been positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days and have completed your isolation period
        • Tested negative on a rapid antigen on the same day as your appointment
    • 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 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
    • Space is limited. We ask that only one support person (for example, parent / legal guardian) attend the appointment.
    • Masks must be worn before entering clinic
    • Upon entering, you will be asked to complete COVID-19 screening questions
    • After passing 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

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.

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