COVID-19 Vaccine

Last revised: October 28, 2021

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Getting your vaccine is now easier than ever!

Who can receive first, second or third doses of the vaccine?

Who can receive their first dose?
Everyone born in 2009 or earlier is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccines require two doses. All residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they can, and to receive their second dose as soon as they are eligible to ensure maximum protection against COVID-19. 
Who can receive their second dose?

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.

Who can receive their third dose?

A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to the following vulnerable populations most at risk of serious illness:

  • 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)
  • Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings (e.g. assisted-living facilities, chronic care hospitals, naturally occurring congregate retirement settings/congregate senior’s apartment buildings, etc.);
  • Those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors;
  • Those who are in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell;
  • Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and
  • Those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

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. Drop-in vaccinations are available for third doses at any community clinicpop-up clinic, or neighbourhood vaccination hub in Ottawa during their hours of operation. Eligible residents must present a letter from their specialist or hospital program to receive a third dose.

Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings will also be offered a third dose of vaccination at an interval of at least five months after the second dose. Ottawa Public Health is working with these groups directly to offer a third dose to residents in those settings. 

Book an appointment at a community clinic

You can use the online provincial booking system or call the Provincial booking system at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) to schedule an appointment at your local community clinic. The vaccination clinic locations in Ottawa were selected with accessibility being the main consideration.

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COVID-19 vaccination for children 5 to 11 years old has not yet started.

For the latest news, visit our new COVID-19 vaccination and children 5 to 11 years old web page.

 

 

Find your nearest vaccine locations.

Please make sure that you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and make an appointment at a clinic. 

Enter your address in the search tool below and click the search button to find your nearest vaccine locations

 

 

Note: this tool cannot verify that appointments are available at clinic locations. Please use the booking options provided for the clinics to determine availability.

Vaccine locations in Ottawa

If you are looking for more information before getting the COVID-19 vaccine, our clinic staff are always happy to answer your questions. Come chat with us at any community or pop-up clinic!

Community clinics

Addresses:

Community clinic and hours of operation Address

University of Ottawa - Minto Sports Complex

Tuesday to Friday: 12:45pm-7pm

Saturday: 9:45am-4pm

Closed on Sunday and Monday

801 King Edward Avenue

JH Putman School

Tuesday to Friday: 12:45pm-7pm

Saturday: 9:45am-4pm

Closed on Sunday and Monday

2051 Bel-Air Drive

Eva James Memorial Centre

Tuesday to Friday: 12:45pm-7pm

Saturday: 9:45am-4pm

Closed on Sunday and Monday

65 Stonehaven Drive

Orleans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA 

Tuesday to Friday: 12:45pm-7pm

Saturday: 9:45am-4pm

Closed on Sunday and Monday

265 Centrum Boulevard

How to book appointment:

  • No appointment needed. Drop-ins welcome. 
  • 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 now available to the following vulnerable populations most at risk of serious illness:
    • 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)
    • Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings (e.g. assisted-living facilities, chronic care hospitals, naturally occurring congregate retirement settings/congregate senior’s apartment buildings, etc.);
    • Those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors;
    • Those who are in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell;
    • Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
    • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and
    • Those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

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. Drop-in vaccinations are available for third doses at any community clinicpop-up clinic, or neighbourhood vaccination hub in Ottawa during their hours of operation. Eligible residents must present a letter from their specialist or hospital program to receive a third dose.

Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings will also be offered a third dose of vaccination at an interval of at least five months after the second dose. Ottawa Public Health is working with these groups directly to offer a third dose to residents in those settings. 

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:

Take a tour of our COVID-19 vaccination clinic:

To align with Public Health Ontario guidance, the chairs in our waiting areas are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis throughout the day. More information can be found at Public Health Ontario.

How to cancel your appointment:

If your vaccine appointment was booked through the Province, you may cancel your appointment by following the steps outlined in the confirmation email you received at the time you made your appointment or use this link. Otherwise, you may do-so by calling 1-833-943-3900.

Pop-up clinics

Ottawa Public Health will be hosting pop-up clinics on an as needed basis throughout the community for anyone born in 2009 or earlier who are wanting their first, second or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. No appointment needed. Drop-ins welcome. Please see below for locations and hours.

Pop-up clinic dates, hours of operation and locations
Date and hours of operation Location
October 28, 10 am to 4 pm

Freshco - Bells Corners

2150 Robertson Road

October 29, 3:30 pm to 6 pm

École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité

623 Smyth Road

October 29, 12 pm to 6 pm

The Ottawa Islamic Center & Assalam Mosque

2335 St Laurent Blvd.

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 now available to the following vulnerable populations most at risk of serious illness:
    • 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)
    • Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings (e.g. assisted-living facilities, chronic care hospitals, naturally occurring congregate retirement settings/congregate senior’s apartment buildings, etc.);
    • Those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors;
    • Those who are in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell;
    • Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
    • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and
    • Those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

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. Drop-in vaccinations are available for third doses at any community clinicpop-up clinic, or neighbourhood vaccination hub in Ottawa during their hours of operation. Eligible residents must present a letter from their specialist or hospital program to receive a third dose.

Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings will also be offered a third dose of vaccination at an interval of at least five months after the second dose. Ottawa Public Health is working with these groups directly to offer a third dose to residents in those settings. 

Vaccination offered: 

  • Pfizer-BioNtech (born in 2009 or earlier) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)

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

How to prepare for vaccination:

Take a tour of our COVID-19 vaccination clinic:

To align with Public Health Ontario guidance, the chairs in our waiting areas are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis throughout the day. More information can be found at Public Health Ontario.

 

 

Neighbourhood Vaccination Hubs

Neighbourhood Vaccination Hubs are now open to provide access to people born in 2009 or earlier who are wanting their first or second dose of the COVID vaccine. As well, a Public Health Nurse is available if you just want to come in and ask questions or get more information about COVID vaccines. No appointment needed. Drop-ins welcome. Please see below for locations and hours.

Location and hours of the Neighbourhood Vaccination Hubs
Location Hours of operation

Hunt Club - Riverside Park Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre

3320 Paul Anka Dr.

Tuesday: 1pm to 7pm

  • Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

  • Closed: 12pm to 1pm

Vanier North Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre

300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue

Tuesday to Friday: 1pm to 7pm

  • Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

  • Closed 12pm to 1pm

St. Laurent-Overbrook Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Rideau High School

815 St. Laurent Blvd

Wednesday and Friday: 10am to 4pm

  • Closed 12 pm – 1 pm

Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm

  • Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Parkwood Hills Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub

1341 Meadowlands Dr.

Wednesday: 8am to 1pm

  • Closed 11am to 12pm

Friday: 10am to 4pm

  • Closed 12pm to 1pm on Fridays

Lowertown Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Jules Morin Fieldhouse

400 Clarence St. East

Wednesday and Thursday: 1pm to 7pm

  • Closed to 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Friday and Saturday: 9am to 2pm

  • Closed 11am to 12pm

Note: Clinic closed on October 23

ACB Wellness Centre Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub  - African, Caribbean & Black Wellness Resource Centre

1021 Cyrville Road Unit # 9

Wednesday 11 am to 2 pm and Saturday 9 am to 12 pm

Greenboro Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Greenboro Library

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm to 7pm

  • Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

  • Closed 1pm to 2pm

Caldwell Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bellevue Community Centre

1475 Caldwell Avenue

Every Thursday and Friday: 1pm to 7pm

  • Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

AMA Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - AMA Community Centre

1216 Hunt Club Road

Tuesday to Thursday: 1pm to 7pm

  • Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Heatherington Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub -  Heatherington Family Centre 

1495 Heatherington Road   

Wednesday to Friday: 9am to 2:30pm

  • Closed 12pm to 1pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

  • Closed 12pm to 1pm

Bayshore Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bayshore Community Building

175 Woodridge Crescent

Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 5pm

  • Closed 1pm to 2pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

  • Closed 12pm to 1pm

Vanier South Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa (CMHAO)

311 McArthur Avenue

Tuesday to Friday: 1pm to 7pm

  • Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Saturday 10am to 4pm

  • Closed 12pm to 1pm

Elmvale Acres Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - St Aidan’s Anglican Church

934 Hamlet Rd

Thursday and Friday: 1pm – 7pm

  • Closed 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

  • Closed 12pm – 1pm

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 now available to the following vulnerable populations most at risk of serious illness:
    • 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)
    • Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings (e.g. assisted-living facilities, chronic care hospitals, naturally occurring congregate retirement settings/congregate senior’s apartment buildings, etc.);
    • Those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors;
    • Those who are in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell;
    • Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
    • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and
    • Those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

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. Drop-in vaccinations are available for third doses at any community clinicpop-up clinic, or neighbourhood vaccination hub in Ottawa during their hours of operation. Eligible residents must present a letter from their specialist or hospital program to receive a third dose.

Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings will also be offered a third dose of vaccination at an interval of at least five months after the second dose. Ottawa Public Health is working with these groups directly to offer a third dose to residents in those settings. 

Vaccination offered: 

  • Pfizer-BioNtech (born in 2009 or earlier) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)

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

How to prepare for vaccination:

Take a tour of our COVID-19 vaccination clinic:

To align with Public Health Ontario guidance, the chairs in our waiting areas are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis throughout the day. More information can be found at Public Health Ontario.

Mobile vaccine clinic request

Beginning July 22, 2021, Ottawa Public Health is expanding the way that residents can access the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Workplaces, community organizations, places of worship and other groups can now request a mobile vaccination team to administer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on-site, at their own location. 

This program is intended to help reduce barriers for residents who have not yet received the vaccine by working with community leaders to provide comfortable, convenient and easily accessible options for vaccination. This is just one more initiative to help ensure that anyone born in 2009 or earlier in Ottawa who wants the COVID-19 vaccine can get vaccinated.  

If you are a community organization, community leader, faith leader, or employer in Ottawa and have a group of people that may benefit from a mobile vaccination team coming to you, please reach out through the following ways: 

  • Call 613-691-5505 for assistance in completing the form.  

Based on your group’s needs, Ottawa Public Health will coordinate the planning and can set up a mobile team, assist in promotion of your mobile vaccine clinic, and even help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Services can be provided in a variety of languages. Mobile clinics are available Tuesdays through Saturdays.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis clinics

Note: The last day for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members to receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Wabano-OPH Vaccination Clinic at Rideau High School was Thursday, July 29. First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members who wish to receive their first or second dose of vaccine  can still drop in to any community clinic or pop-up clinic without an appointment. You can receive your second dose if it has been at least 28 days since your first dose. You can also book an appointment online through the provincial booking system or by phone at 1-833-943-3900; or at select pharmacies. Please use the vaccine clinic search tool to find a location near you.

Inuit community members can still book their first or second dose appointments for the vaccine at the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team clinic.

Call 613-691-5505 if you have any questions

The phoneline will be open:

Monday to Friday             7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday to Sunday         8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Booking first and second doses for Inuit:

NOTE: Clinic closed on September 30, 2021 only

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team continues to provide vaccinations to Inuit community members at their clinic at 24 Selkirk Street. They are now offering first and second doses. Call 613-740-0999 to book your first or second dose.

Call 613-740-0999 to book an appointment

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

How to prepare for vaccination:

How to cancel your appointment:

People who booked COVID-19 vaccine appointments with Ottawa Public Health by phone and who now wish to cancel can do so by calling 613-691-5505.

If vaccine appointments were booked through the Province, and if they have not yet received their first dose they may cancel their appointment by following the steps outlined in the confirmation email they received at the time they made their appointment. Otherwise, they may do-so by calling 1-833-943-3900. If appointments were booked through pharmacies or other health care providers, residents would need to cancel their appointment through them.

Vaccine in select pharmacies 

Looking for a second dose?

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.

 

Find a list of participating pharmacies online and contact the pharmacy for a vaccine.

Vaccination offered: 

  • Pfizer-BioNtech (born in 2009 or earlier) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)
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

Addresses:

  • Various locations
  • Enter your address in the search tool above and click the search button to find your nearest vaccine locations.

How to prepare for vaccination:

Additional information:

The Province of Ontario has announced that pharmacies in Ottawa will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of Ottawa. Please see the Province of Ontario website for more information.

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 call the Province of Ontario Vaccination Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) for more information.

Vaccine Appointment Rebooking

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Attention residents with vaccine appointments booked after August 15 who have received the below email:

This is an important message about your COVID-19 vaccination appointment at ______ clinic location on ______ date and time.
Ottawa’s success in vaccinating a large portion of the population as quickly as possible has allowed the City to consolidate some of its clinic locations. The time and location of your current vaccination appointment is no longer available. To better protect you against COVID-19, we have attempted to contact you on several occasions, by telephone and email, to request that you move your vaccination appointment to an earlier date.

There are thousands of appointments available in July and August at Ottawa’s community clinics or at a pop-up clinic. No appointments are necessary. Visit ottawapublichealth.ca to find the clinic closest to you. If you prefer, you can also rebook your appointment at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

Please note that your COVID-19 vaccination appointment at ________ clinic location on _______ date and time will be cancelled. By changing your appointment now, you will be sure to get your vaccine at a time and place that are most convenient for you.

Thank you for doing your part to achieve a two-dose summer!

Changing or cancelling a vaccine appointment

If you scheduled an appointment through the provincial online vaccine booking system, you can reschedule or cancel it online. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007)

You will need your:

  • health card (information on front and back)
  • postal code
  • If you booked your appointment with Ottawa Public Health, pharmacy or a hospital, please contact them directly to make any changes. Ottawa Public Health can be reached at 613-691-5505.

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Registering a vaccine received outside of Canada or Ontario, or through a Federal program

If you have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Province of Ontario, you must provide your proof of immunization to Ottawa Public Health. Complete the COVID-19 Out of Province Dose Documentation form.

If you have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine through a Federal program while in the province of Ontario (for example military or embassy vaccination clinic) Complete the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Form for Federal Programs.

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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a viral infection that primarily affects the lungs. Some people may have a mild illness. Others may get very sick, including older adults or those with a pre-existing health condition. Very rarely, some children can get a serious inflammatory condition. The long-term effects of COVID-19 are not fully known. Some people are at greater risk of getting COVID-19 because of their work or living conditions. 

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Do the COVID-19 vaccines work? 

Which vaccines are approved in Canada?

COVID-19 Vaccine  Age range  Type 

Doses*

Recommended Interval

(time between doses)*

Potential allergen **

Pfizer BioNTech

12 years and older  mRNA 2 3 weeks polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Moderna

18 years and older   mRNA 4 weeks

polyethylene glycol (PEG)

 

tromethamine
(trometamol or Tris)
AstraZeneca 40 years and older Viral-vector  2 4-12 weeks Polysorbate-80
Janssen 18 years and older Viral-vector  1  N/A Polysorbate-80

* Many COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. The time between doses varies depending on the vaccine you receive and can also depend on provincial and NACI guidance. 

** See specific vaccine details for additional non-medicinal ingredients 

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Read our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination.

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