How to book appointment:
- You can find a clinic near you by using the vaccine clinic location tool on OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19vaccine.
Book appointment or call 1-833-943-3900
- If you do not have a valid health card but are eligible for a vaccine, please call Ottawa Public Health at 613-691-5505 to book an appointment.
- First doses are available for anyone born in 2009 or earlier is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Second doses are available for anyone who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine at least 28 days before their appointment. People who received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine can receive an mRNA vaccine after 56 days.
Third doses are available to residents most at risk of serious illness, including individuals who are severely immunocompromised:
- Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
- Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy)
- Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (examples include rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)
Ottawa residents who meet these criteria can speak to their specialist or hospital program to ask for a letter to receive a third dose. The third dose of vaccine will be given at least two months after the second dose and will match the vaccine received as the second dose. Eligible residents must present a letter from their specialist or hospital program to receive a third dose.
- Pfizer-BioNtech (born in 2009 or earlier) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)
Important: You may receive a different mRNA vaccine for your second dose depending on vaccine supply and availability. Interchanging mRNA vaccines is safe and effective and the priority is to receive two doses of a vaccine to complete the series and be fully protected.
- You must be born in 2009 or earlier to get the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine
- You must be 18 or older on the day of your appointment to get the Moderna vaccine
Timelines for opening all community clinics will depend on vaccine supply and the remaining community clinics will be opened as supply increases. Once fully operational, these community clinics will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week and have the capacity to administer a total of nearly 11,000 immunizations per day.
How to prepare for vaccination:
- What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment (Ministry of Health)
- After your COVID-19 vaccine (Ministry of Health)
- Read our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination
If you require additional disability-related accommodations, please fill out this COVID-19 Vaccine accessibility assessment form at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. With less than 48 hours, Ottawa Public Health will strive to meet all accommodation needs, however, may not be able meet all requirements. Should you need assistance in completing the accommodation request form, please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-691-5505.
- There are several transportation services available to assist in getting to and from your appointment: Transportation to COVID-19 vaccination clinics and Para Transpo