Where to Get Vaccinated
Walk-ins are welcome at our COVID-19 vaccination clinics. All other Public Health vaccination clinics are by appointment only.
For COVID-19 vaccine, see COVID-19 clinic locations. Mpox vaccine is only available at Public Health vaccination clinics.
You can get most publicly funded (free) vaccines from your health care provider. If you don't have one, see a list of doctors accepting new patients. Learn more about publicly funded immunization schedules by age:
Public Health vaccination clinics
Clinic dates and hours vary by location. To book an appointment, call Niagara Region Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7425, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|Fort Erie - Public Health office||1264 Garrison Rd., Unit 12, Fort Erie|
|Niagara Falls - Canada One Outlet Mall||7500 Lundy's Ln, Niagara Falls
Beside Couture Parfums
|Niagara Falls - Public Health office||7835 McLeod Rd., Niagara Falls|
|St. Catharines - Pen Centre||221 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines
By Stars Menswear, Tim Hortons and Booster Juice
|St. Catharines / Thorold - Public Health office||1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Campbell East, Thorold|
|Port Colborne - Visitor Information Centre||76 Main St. W, Port Colborne|
|Welland - Public Health office||200 Division St., Welland|
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:
- Phone: 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425
- Fax: the immunization record (such as a yellow card) to 905-688-8225
- Email vaccine preventable diseases team
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
Free vaccines for the following diseases are available for eligible individuals at our clinics:
- 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.
- 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.
- If you can't attend your appointment
If you are no longer able to attend your booked appointment, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7425 in advance to cancel or reschedule for another time. The earlier you let us know, we can offer the appointment to someone else who is looking to book.
- 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
If you are planning a trip, consider your risk:
- Vaccine coverage for many diseases has dropped worldwide
- COVID-19 continues to circulate in Canada and internationally
- There is a global measles notice for all countries
- There is a polio notice and Mpox notice for several countries, including the United States
Visit a health care professional or a travel health clinic at least six weeks before you travel to:
- Review your vaccination history
- Assess your health care needs
If you are 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.