For the most current information about who can get vaccinated visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca
November 5, 2021 – Expanded eligibility started on November 3, 2021 – But it must be 6 months (168 days) after the 2nd dose was administered
Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the province has begun offering third doses (booster doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations if at least six months have passed since their last dose:
- Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
- Health care workers;
- Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
- Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
- First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults (16+) and their non-Indigenous household members.
All Ottawa residents who meet the criteria listed will be able to book an appointment for their third dose through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, starting Saturday November 6 at 8:00 am. Appointments are currently available until mid-December. More appointments will be added as residents become eligible. Appointments are encouraged, as drop-in availability is limited. Eligible residents can also reach out to their select local pharmacies for their third dose, using the pharmacy locator to find those that provide the booster dose. Please note 6 months (168 days) must have passed since your second dose.
Please refer to the Ottawa Public Health site for the most current information on eligibility