The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are launching a new series of pop-up clinics to reach residents of priority neighbourhoods. The goal is to raise vaccination rates in priority neighbourhoods and meet the needs of people with the greatest barriers to accessing the vaccine.
Eligibility has been updated to include residents living in the areas listed below:
Residents who live in Bayshore – Belltown, Whitehaven – Queensway Terrace North, and Britannia Village are eligible for first-dose vaccination. Eligible residents must be 12 years of age or over at the time of vaccination (Read more about youth 12 to 17).
Appointments can only be made in-person during operating hours (9am-7pm), on a first come first serve basis. Individuals will be given an appointment card and will have to return at the designated time for their vaccine. Residents from outside the priority neighbourhood will be directed to available appointments in the provincial vaccine booking system.
- Bayshore – Belltown, Whitehaven – Queensway Terrace North, and Britannia Village Residents only
- Saturday, June 5 from 7am to 9pm
- Sunday, June 6 from 7am to 9pm
To check your eligibility or for more information about upcoming pop-up clinic locations and neighbourhoods visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca. Pop-up clinics will be focused on serving specific neighbourhoods, so residents are encouraged to not wait for a pop-up clinic to come to their community, as not all priority neighbourhoods may receive a pop-up clinic.
Residents are asked to bring at least one piece of ID and proof of address must be provided. A valid Ontario Health card is preferred, but not required if you do not have one.
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- “Hot spot” communities
- First Nation, Métis and Inuit populations
- Second doses
- Transportation to and from appointments
- Health cards
Youth 12 to 17
As per the Health Care Consent Act of Ontario, children and youth aged 12 to 17 years will be able to consent for themselves at their vaccine appointment. Your child or youth will only be given a vaccine if they are able to make the decision and show informed consent. Your child or youth should understand:
- The treatment (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine)
- Why it is recommended
- Risks and benefits if they get the vaccine, or do not get the vaccine
The vaccine provider and family must respect the young person’s decision about the vaccine. This means, it is possible your child could refuse the vaccine. OPH recommends that parents and guardians discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their eligible child(ren) before the vaccine appointment. The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary.
If a child or youth is unable to consent for themselves, a substitute decision maker (parent or guardian) needs to provide consent.