The City of Ottawa has confirmed delivery of additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and is able to offer more appointments to eligible residents starting today.
Appointments are currently available to residents age 70 and over (born in or before 1951).
Two weeks of appointments will be available at the City’s community clinics between April 8 and April 21. 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
- Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA
- Eva James Memorial Community Centre
- City Hall
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.
Residents age 70 and over in high-priority neighbourhoods
Residents age 70 or over (born in or before 1951) who live in one of the previously identified high-priority neighbourhoods or clients or members of The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre age 70 or over (born in or before 1951) are able to book an appointment at a pop-up clinic starting today. Please call 613-691-5505 to verify your eligibility and book an appointment. Pop-up clinics will be available at:
The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre
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.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit populations
All First Nation, Métis and Inuit community members age 16 and over can book an appointment at the St-Laurent Complex,located at 525 Côté Street through a partnership between Ottawa Public Health and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. Call 613-691-5505 to book an appointment.
Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team is providing vaccinations for all Inuit adults. To book an appointment with Akausivik or for more information, call 613-740-0999.
For more information, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/IndigenousVaccine.
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.
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.
Walk-ins will not be accepted at any location. Please book your individual 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.
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.
More second dose details are available at OttawaPublicHealth.ca
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.
Preparing for your appointment
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.
Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpousers 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. Residents must have their vaccine booking confirmation number when requesting transportation.
Next steps in vaccine roll-out
Residents of all ages who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are encouraged to follow announcements on the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health websites and social media channels, and from your local news media to learn when they can receive their vaccine. They can also sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription for regular news on the vaccine roll-out.