For information about the current restrictions visit Response to COVID-19’s 3rd Wave.
- Residents 40 and over
- Residents 50 and over
- Residents 60 and over
- If you’re pregnant, you can pre-register *new
- High risk health conditions and their caregivers
- Health care workers
- Adults receiving chronic home health care
- Second Dose
- Booking for someone else
- What to expect before and after
- Confirm your eligibility
- Transportation to and from appointment
- Preparing for the appointment
- Next steps
- Sign up for notifications from the City
- Ethical Framework for Pandemic Response
- AstraZanaca vaccine is safe *new
50 and Over
Vaccines for residents age 50 and older
Residents 50 to 59 (or born in or before 1971) in the priority neighourboods can call the OPH booking line at 613-691-5505. Residents who are 60 and older (or born in or before 1961), can book their appointment through OPH and the provincial booking system, Ontario.ca/bookvaccine, or call the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900.
NOTE April 23, 2021: Community and pop-up clinic appointments are temporarily fully booked
There is currently a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines available. In the coming days, as the City receives more vaccines from the province more appointments will become available. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.
Bay Ward priority neighbourhoods (check eligibility):
- Bayshore – Belltown
- Britannia Village
- Whitehaven – Queensway Terrace North
Higher Risk Health Conditions
Online pre-registration is available for individuals with highest risk health conditions and their caregivers.
As of Tuesday, April 13th, the Province of Ontario opened pre-registration to individuals with highest risk health conditions and their caregivers. These individuals can visit Ottawa Public Health to pre-register.
Those individuals with highest risk health conditions and their caregivers include:
- Organ transplant recipients
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
- People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
- Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago
- Kidney disease eGFR< 30
Health care workers
Pre-registration is available to health care workers.
The provincial vaccination roll-out page, provides more details on phase two vaccine sequencing based on age and risk.
Residents age 60 and over citywide
*Appointments are done on-line and over the phone
Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to access the provincial booking system or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. Only book or call if you are eligible. Appointments will be available at four community vaccination clinics:
- Nepean Sportsplex (now open)
- Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA (now open)
- Eva James Memorial Community Centre (opens Tuesday, March 23)
- City Hall (opens Tuesday, March 23)
When you book your appointments through the provincial booking system, you will receive a confirmation code. Please bring this code with you when you go to your appointments. If you do not have a confirmation code, your appointments were not successfully completed. Please revisit the provincial booking system or call 1-833-943-3900 to book your appointments and receive your confirmation code.
To enable physical distancing and to reduce the number of people in the clinic, please arrive for your vaccine no more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.
Adults 40 and over at participating pharmacies
The Province of Ontario has announced that pharmacies in Ottawa will provide AstraZeneca vaccinations to residents of Ottawa age 40 and older. These vaccinations are separate from Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa’s vaccination roll-out.
- 2525 Carling Avenue
- 2950 Carling Avenue
Appointment only. Call or visit their website to make an appointment
Shoppers Drug Mart –
- 3080 Carling Avenue
- 2148 Carling Avenue
Adult recipients of chronic home health care
If you are an adult recipient of chronic home health care living anywhere in the City of Ottawa, you can book an appointment at any of the City’s COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics.
Call 613-691-5505 to confirm your eligibility and book an appointment.
Walk-ins will not be accepted, so please book your appointment in advance.
This includes walk-ins at the end of the day. Any remaining doses at the end of the day will be administered to eligible health care workers who have indicated they are available for a last-minute appointment.
For more information, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/IndigenousVaccine
Pregnant individuals will be able to pre-register for a vaccine appointment starting Monday, April 26 at 2 pm. These individuals, as well as others previously identified as highest risk priority and their caregivers, can visit Ottawa Public Health to pre-register.
The Province of Ontario now lists pregnant individuals as part of the highest risk health priority group. Individuals who are pregnant are advised to have a discussion with their health care provider prior to getting vaccinated. A letter from a physician is not required for vaccination. The second dose interval for this group will remain at 16 weeks.
A pregnant individual may have someone who supports them be vaccinated. This would apply when the pregnant individual needs
If you received your first dose from Ottawa Public Health
As per provincial guidelines, currently Ottawa Public Health is only booking second doses for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members. All other individuals who have received their first dose at an Ottawa Public Health Clinic and are waiting for their second dose are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s e-newsletter and follow local news sources for more information. When second dose appointments are available the City will communicate to the public. Please do not call Ottawa Public Health at this time to try book a second appointment.
If you received your first dose through a pharmacy or if you only need a second dose
You cannot currently book an individual second dose online through the province’s online booking system. The province is working to make this available.
If you are turning 40 or older in 2021, you may be able to book an appointment for a second dose through a participating pharmacy.
You will need to provide information about your first dose (for example, what vaccine you got, where and when you got it).
Booking an appointment for a neighbour or loved one
Residents are encouraged to assist eligible neighbours and loved ones to book their vaccine appointment if they need support and they consent. For more information on what you need to know to assist someone to book their appointment, visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca for more information.
What to expect before and after your upcoming vaccine appointment
The Government of Ontario document “What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment” (PDF) lets you know what to prepare for your vaccination.
Confirm your eligibility
Please visit Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility screening tool. If you are unable to book an appointment when your eligibility is first announced, you can still receive the vaccine at a later date.
The province also offers a tool where you can enter some information to find out how you can schedule your vaccine appointments.
You can also do this for someone else, if you manage their medical care and appointments.
Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpo users can book a ride to the clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation line at 613-842-3600. If Para Transpo is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after you have booked your appointment. If you do not have online access, please contact 211.
Preparing for an appointment
The following people need to consult their healthcare provider to discuss vaccination risks and benefits before their appointment and will be required to verbally attest that they have done so:
- Pregnant individuals
- Those receiving stem cell therapy, CAR-T therapy, chemotherapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, and other targeted agents
It is also recommended that you do not receive another vaccine in the 14 days prior to the COVID-19 vaccine.
AstraZeneca Vaccine is Safe
The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective at reducing the risk of serious outcomes from COVID-19. The best COVID vaccine to get is the one you are eligible to get first. Click here for more info.
Next steps in vaccine roll-out
Residents of all ages who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are encouraged to follow announcements on the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health websites and social media channels, and from your local news media to learn when they can receive their vaccine.
Sign-up for notifications
They can also sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription for regular news on the vaccine roll-out.
Ethical Framework for Pandemic ResponseEthical-Framework-for-Pandemic-Response-April-24-2020-
Please refer to Ontario’s vaccine distribution plan for details on other priority groups.
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