Second dose appointment options are available for adults 70-plus and more

The Province of Ontario has announced second dose COVID-19 vaccine booking options that affect adults age 70 and older (born in 1951 or earlier) and some younger Ottawa residents.

Age 70 and older

Residents age 70 and older who do not have a second dose appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, or who wish to reschedule their existing booking for an earlier date, can do so, starting Monday, June 7 at 8 am, in the provincial booking system.

Residents can visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine(link is external) 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.

There are currently limited appointments in June at community clinics for the shortened interval due to limited vaccine supply. Residents in this group may instead choose to book their second dose through a local pharmacy as of today.

More than 100 pharmacies across Ottawa are receiving vaccines directly from the Province. Participating locations are available on Ontario.ca(link is external). Most pharmacies book appointments ahead of time and some allow walk-ins. Eligible residents should check with the pharmacy directly. Select primary care teams are also offering vaccines.

If your first dose was AstraZeneca, you may choose to receive an mRNA vaccine instead. Visit Ontario.ca(link is external) for more information.

First dose before April 18, 2021

Individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before April 18, 2021 will also be eligible to schedule an appointment through the provincial booking system to receive their second dose beginning on Monday at 8 am.

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