Residents age 60 and over citywide
For the Provincial Distribution Plan Community Clinics, 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)
Starting Friday, April 9th, the Province of Ontario announced the extension of vaccine appointments at community clinics to residents aged 50 and older (born in 1971 or earlier) who live in certain “hot spots“. These provincially defined “hot spots” only include postal codes starting with K1T, K1V and K2V which do not cover Bay Ward.
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.
Pop-up clinics in high-priority neighbourhoods
Appointments are done over the phone only
Notice: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that residents 50 + were eligible. This has been corrected, the age is still set at 60 + years for popups in Bay Ward.
Residents age 60 and over in high-priority neighbourhoods – Check your eligibility.
Residents age 60 or over (born in or before 1961) who live in one of the previously identified high-priority neighbourhoods or clients or members of The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre age 60 or over (born in or before 1961) are able to book an appointment at a pop-up clinic.
Please call 613-691-5505 to verify your eligibility, book an appointment and confirm location of popup clinic.
Bay Ward’s High Risk Neighbourhoods:
- Bayshore / Belltown
- Britannia Village
- Whitehaven – QTN
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
Patient-facing and non-frontline health care workers pre-registration
Able to pre-register for a vaccination appointment:
- Patient-facing high-priority health care workers (opticians, chiropractors, psychologists, registered massage therapists, etc.)
- Non-frontline moderate priority health care workers, such as those working remotely or those not requiring personal protective equipment at work.
The Province of Ontario has expanded pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine to include non-frontline moderate priority health care workers, such as those working remotely or those not requiring personal protective equipment at work. Pre-registration remains open for highest priority, very-high priority and high-priority health care workers and eligible faith leaders.
Non-frontline health care workers can visit Ottawa Public Health to book their appointments. To help protect those in our community who are most at risk, we ask health care workers who are able to work remotely to consider waiting until they are eligible based on age, postal code or other factors, so that those in the most impacted communities in Ottawa can be vaccinated sooner. Those who must work on-site or whose role is to provide critical COVID-19 health care are encouraged to pre-register.
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.
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.
The Province of Ontario has announced that pharmacies in Ottawa will provide AstraZeneca vaccinations to residents of Ottawa age 55 and older. These vaccinations are separate from Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa’s vaccination roll-out.
Please call the participating pharmacies directly to book or visit them on their websites. Call the Province of Ontario Vaccination Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) if you have questions on the pharmacy vaccination program.
- In Bay Ward (For other locations in Ottawa visit pharmacies) Rexall – 2525 Carling Avenue
- Appointment only. Call or visit their website to make an appointment
- Website: www.rexall.ca/covid-19/vaccines
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.
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.
Next steps in vaccine roll-out
Plans are also underway for the sequencing of the other groups, including those populations that are at greater risk of illness, identified under Phase 2 of the provincial vaccine roll-out. For further information on who is included in Phase 2, please consult the provincial plan.
As information regarding vaccination plans and eligibility is changing quickly the City and OPH continue to encourage all residents to check Ottawa.ca and sign up for the City of Ottawa’s COVID-19 vaccination updates e-subscription to get the latest updates on vaccine availability. You can also share this information with friends and family to ensure they get the latest information straight from the source.
Please refer to Ontario’s vaccine distribution plan for details on other priority groups.
Visit Ottawa.ca or OttawaPublicHealth.ca for more information on Ottawa’s vaccination distribution plan.
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