Vaccine Eligibility

How to book appointment:

  • You can find a clinic near you by using the vaccine clinic location tool on
  • 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.

Individuals served:

  • 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.

Vaccine offered: 

  • 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.  

Please note:

  • 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

Additional information:

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.

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:

Address: 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1