COVID-19 Vaccine

Last revised: December 2, 2021

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Getting your vaccine

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

Who can receive their first dose?

  • Everyone born in 2016 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 as follows: 

The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is 8 weeks. The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is at least 8 weeks. 

Who can receive their third dose?

Wondering why you should get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page.

NEW – Expanded eligibility started on November 3, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the province has begun offering third doses (booster doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations if at least six months have passed since their last dose:

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Health care workers;
  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults (16+) and their non-Indigenous household members.

All Ottawa residents who meet the criteria listed will be able to book an appointment for their third dose through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, starting Saturday November 6 at 8:00 am. Appointments are currently available until mid-December. More appointments will be added as residents become eligible. Appointments are encouraged, as drop-in availability is limited. Eligible residents can also reach out to their select local pharmacies for their third dose, using the pharmacy locator to find those that provide the booster dose. Please note 6 months (168 days) must have passed since your second dose.

A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is also currently available to the following 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.

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.

Ottawa residents who meet these criteria must present one of the following to receive their third dose: 

  • A letter from their specialist or hospital program; OR 

  • Current prescription package, label or pharmacy receipt of an immunosuppressant medication listed by the ON government. The prescription must clearly label: patient name, name of medication, date of dispensing, and name of prescribing doctor. 

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.

Book a vaccine

A vaccine bandaid

COVID-19 vaccination for children 5 to 11 years old has started in Ottawa

Children born in 2016 or earlier are now eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through a variety of channels including the COVID-19 vaccination portal and provincial contact centre at 1-833-943-3900. 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 location.

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

Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink - Entrance 4

Monday to Thursday: 12:45pm to 7:10pm

Friday to Sunday: 9:45am to 4:10pm

1701 Woodroffe Avenue

Former St. Patrick’s Intermediate School

Monday to Thursday: 12:45pm to 7:10pm

Friday to Sunday: 9:45am to 4:10pm

1485 Heron Road

Rideauview Community Centre

Monday to Thursday: 12:45pm to 7:10pm

Friday to Sunday: 9:45am to 4:10pm

4310 Shore Line Drive

University of Ottawa - Minto Sports Complex

Monday to Thursday: 12:45pm to 7:10pm

Friday to Sunday: 9:45am to 4:10pm

801 King Edward Avenue

JH Putman School

Monday to Thursday: 12:45pm to 7:10pm

Friday to Sunday: 9:45am to 4:10pm

2051 Bel-Air Drive

Eva James Memorial Centre

Monday to Thursday: 12:45pm to 7:10pm

Friday to Sunday: 9:45am to 4:10pm

65 Stonehaven Drive

Orleans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA 

Monday to Thursday: 12:45pm to 7:10pm

Friday to Sunday: 9:45am to 4:10pm

265 Centrum Boulevard

How to book appointment:

  • Appointments are encouraged, as drop-in availability is limited.
  • 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

Who can receive their first dose?

  • Everyone born in 2016 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 as follows: 

The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is 8 weeks. The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is at least 8 weeks. 

Who can receive their third dose?

Wondering why you should get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page.

NEW – Expanded eligibility started on November 3, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the province has begun offering third doses (booster doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations if at least six months have passed since their last dose:

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Health care workers;
  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults (16+) and their non-Indigenous household members.

All Ottawa residents who meet the criteria listed will be able to book an appointment for their third dose through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, starting Saturday November 6 at 8:00 am. Appointments are currently available until mid-December. More appointments will be added as residents become eligible. Appointments are encouraged, as drop-in availability is limited. Eligible residents can also reach out to their select local pharmacies for their third dose, using the pharmacy locator to find those that provide the booster dose. Please note 6 months (168 days) must have passed since your second dose.

A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is also currently available to the following 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.

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.

Ottawa residents who meet these criteria must present one of the following to receive their third dose: 

  • A letter from their specialist or hospital program; OR 

  • Current prescription package, label or pharmacy receipt of an immunosuppressant medication listed by the ON government. The prescription must clearly label: patient name, name of medication, date of dispensing, and name of prescribing doctor. 

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 2016 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 2016 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.

After-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Individuals served:

As of December 2, 2021, after-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to anyone born in 2016 or earlier who lives in a neighbourhood near the school and does not need to be students at that school. Parent or guardian consent is required for children ages five to 11.

Drop-in appointments are available on a first come first served basis during clinic hours. If the clinic is very busy, appointment cards may be given with a return time. Ottawa Public Health is working with Ottawa school boards to promote after-school clinics to parents and guardians, and students at the school, and to students at other nearby schools.

Quick links:

Scheduled after-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Date and hours of operation

School

Address

December 2, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School

2860 Ahearn Avenue

December 2, 2021

3pm to 7:25pm

École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau

1345 Notting Hill Avenue

December 3, 2021

3:15pm to 7:25pm

École élémentaire catholique Montfort

350 Den Haag Drive

December 3, 2021

3pm to 7:25pm

W. E. Gowling Public School

250 Anna Avenue

December 4, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

Charles H Hulse Public School

2605 Alta Vista Drive

December 4, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

École élémentaire publique Mauril-Belanger

307 Montgomery Street

December 5, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

Regina Street Alternative School

2599 Regina Street

December 5, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

Queen Elizabeth Public School

689 St Laurent Blvd.

December 6, 2021

4pm to 7:25pm

Carleton Heights

1660 Prince of Whales Dr.

December 6, 2021

3pm to 7:25pm

Heritage Public School

1375 Colonial Rd.

December 7, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

Connaught Public School

1149 Gladstone Ave

December 7, 2021

3pm to 7:25pm

Kars on the Rideau Public School

6680 Dorack Dr. Kars

December 7, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

Robert Bateman Public School

1250 Blohm Dr.

December 7, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

St Luke Catholic Elementary School

2485 Dwight Cres.

December 7, 2021

3pm to 7:25pm

Centre éducatif Séraphin-Marion

2147 Loyola

December 8, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

Castlefrank Elementary School

55 McCurdy Drive Kanata

December 8, 2021

3pm to 7:25pm

Dunlop Public School

1310 Pebble Road

December 8, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy

3395 D'Aoust Avenue

December 8, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

Pinecrest Public school

1281 McWatters Road, Nepean

December 8, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

École élémentaire catholique des Pins

1487 Ridgebrook Drive

December 9, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

Farley Mowat Public School

75 Waterbridge Drive

December 9, 2021

4:30pm to 7:25pm

École élémentaire publique Mamawi

20 Harrison Street

December 9, 2021

3:15pm to 7:25pm

Metcalfe Public School 2701 8th Line Road

December 9, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

St. Brother André Elementary School 1923 Elmridge Drive

December 9, 2021

4:30pm to 7:25pm

École élémentaire publique Trille des Bois  140 Genest road

December 10, 2021

4pm to 7:25pm

Alta Vista Public School

1349 Randall Avenue

December 10, 2021

3:20pm to 7:25pm

St. Michael School 437 Donald Street

December 11, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

Bayshore Public School 145 Woodridge Crescent

December 11, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

D. Roy Kennedy Public School 919 Woodroffe Avenue

December 11, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

École élémentaire catholique Horizon-Jeunesse 235 McArthur Avenue

December 12, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

Carson Grove Elementary School 1401 Matheson Road

December 12, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

Roberta Bondar Public School 159 Lorry Greenberg Drive

December 12, 2021

10am to 3:25pm

École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne 235 Beausoleil Drive

December 13, 2021

3:30pm to 7:25pm

Dunning-Foubert Elementary School 1610 Prestwick Drive

 

Yet to be scheduled after-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Ottawa Public Health is working with school partners to confirm the hours of these after-school clinics listed below. Please check back regularly for weekly schedule updates.

DateSchoolAddress
December 13, 2021 Jack Donohue Public School 101 Penrith Street
December 14, 2021 Bayview Public School 185 Owl Drive
December 14, 2021 Chapman Mills Public School 260 Leamington Way
December 14, 2021 Henry Larsen Elementary School 1750 Sunview Drive
December 14, 2021 Knoxdale Public School 170 Greenbank Road
December 14, 2021 Osgoode Public School 5590 Osgood Main Street
December 15, 2021 Cambridge Public School 250 Cambridge Street North
December 15, 2021 Huntley Centennial Public School 118 Langstaff Drive
December 15, 2021 Vimy Ridge Public School 4180 Kelly Farm Drive
December 15, 2021 Vincent Massey Public School 745 Smyth Road
December 15, 2021 Viscount Alexander Public School 55 Mann Avenue
December 16, 2021 Bells Corners Public School 3770 Old Richmond Road
December 16, 2021 École élémentaire catholique George-Étienne Cartier 880 Thorndale Drive
December 16, 2021 Manor Park Public School 100 Braemar Street
December 16, 2021 Manordale Public School 16 Carola Street
December 16, 2021 Robert E. Wilson Public School 373 McArthur Avenue
December 17, 2021 A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School 27 Hobin Street
December 17, 2021 Queen Mary Street Public School 557 Queen Mary Street
December 18, 2021 Riverview Alternative School 260 Knox Crescent
December 18, 2021 Severn Avenue Public School 2553 Severn Avenue
December 18, 2021 Stonecrest Elementary School 3791 Stonecrest Road
December 19, 2021 Glen Ogilvie Public School 46 Centrepark Drive
December 19, 2021 Greely Elementary School 7066 Parkway Road
December 19, 2021 Sir Winston Churchill Public School 49 Mulvagh Avenue
December 20, 2021 Rockcliffe Park Public School 350 Buena Vista Road
December 20, 2021 Stephen Leacock Public School 25 Leacock Drive
December 21, 2021 Churchill Alternative School 345 Ravenhill Avenue
December 21, 2021 Half Moon Bay Public School 3525 River Run Avenue
December 21, 2021 Lady Evelyn Alternative School 63 Evelyn Avenue
December 21, 2021 École élémentaire publique Michaëlle-Jean 11 Claridge Drive
December 21, 2021 Mutchmor Public School 185 Fifth Avenue
December 22, 2021 École élémentaire catholique des Pionniers 720 Merkley Drive
December 22, 2021 Hopewell Avenue Public School 17 Hopewell Avenue
December 22, 2021 Manotick Public School 1075 Bridge Street
December 22, 2021 Pleasant Park Public School 564 Pleasant Park Road
December 22, 2021 Richmond Public School 3499 McBean Street
December 23, 2021 École élémentaire catholique Laurier-Carrière 14 Four Seasons Drive
December 23, 2021 Elmdale Public School 49 Iona Street
December 23, 2021 West Carleton Secondary School 3088 Dunrobin Road

 

Other vaccination clinic options for five- to 11-year-olds

December 8, 2021 Castlefrank Elementary School 55 McCurdy Drive Kanata
December 8, 2021 Dunlop Public School 1310 Pebble Road
December 8, 2021 École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy 3395 D'Aoust Avenue
December 8, 2021 Pinecrest Public school 1281 McWatters Road, Nepean
December 8, 2021 École élémentaire catholique des Pins 1487 Ridgebrook Drive
December 9, 2021 Farley Mowat Public School 75 Waterbridge Drive
December 9, 2021 École élémentaire publique Mamawi 20 Harrison Street
December 9, 2021 Metcalfe Public School 2701 8th Line Road
December 9, 2021 St. Brother André Elementary School 1923 Elmridge Drive
December 9, 2021 École élémentaire publique Trille des Bois  140 Genest road
December 10, 2021 Alta Vista Public School 1349 Randall Avenue
December 10, 2021 St. Michael School 437 Donald Street
December 11, 2021 Bayshore Public School 145 Woodridge Crescent
December 11, 2021 D. Roy Kennedy Public School 919 Woodroffe Avenue
December 11, 2021 École élémentaire catholique Horizon-Jeunesse 235 McArthur Avenue
December 12, 2021 Carson Grove Elementary School 1401 Matheson Road
December 12, 2021 Roberta Bondar Public School 159 Lorry Greenberg Drive
December 12, 2021 École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne 235 Beausoleil Drive
December 13, 2021 Dunning-Foubert Elementary School 1610 Prestwick Drive
December 13, 2021 Jack Donohue Public School 101 Penrith Street
Pop-up clinics

As of November 26, Ottawa Public Health will be hosting pop-up clinics on an as needed basis throughout the community for anyone born in 2016 or earlier who are eligible for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to provide a first, second or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who were previously eligible. 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

November 26

1 pm to 7 pm

Banff Avenue Community House

1250 Ledbury Avenue

Individuals served:

Who can receive their first dose?

  • Everyone born in 2016 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 as follows: 

The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is 8 weeks. The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is at least 8 weeks. 

Who can receive their third dose?

Wondering why you should get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page.

NEW – Expanded eligibility started on November 3, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the province has begun offering third doses (booster doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations if at least six months have passed since their last dose:

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Health care workers;
  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults (16+) and their non-Indigenous household members.

All Ottawa residents who meet the criteria listed will be able to book an appointment for their third dose through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, starting Saturday November 6 at 8:00 am. Appointments are currently available until mid-December. More appointments will be added as residents become eligible. Appointments are encouraged, as drop-in availability is limited. Eligible residents can also reach out to their select local pharmacies for their third dose, using the pharmacy locator to find those that provide the booster dose. Please note 6 months (168 days) must have passed since your second dose.

A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is also currently available to the following 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.

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.

Ottawa residents who meet these criteria must present one of the following to receive their third dose: 

  • A letter from their specialist or hospital program; OR 

  • Current prescription package, label or pharmacy receipt of an immunosuppressant medication listed by the ON government. The prescription must clearly label: patient name, name of medication, date of dispensing, and name of prescribing doctor. 

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 2016 or earlier) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)

Please note:

  • You must be born in 2016 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

Children born in 2016 or earlier across Ontario are now eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through a variety of channels including the COVID-19 vaccination portal and provincial contact centre at 1-833-943-3900.

As of November 26, Neighbourhood Vaccination Hubs will be able to provide access to people born in 2016 or earlier who are eligible for a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to provide a first, second or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who were previously eligible. 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

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

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

300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue

Tuesday to Friday: 1pm to 7pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

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

815 St. Laurent Blvd

Wednesday and Friday: 10am to 4pm

Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm

Parkwood Hills Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub

1341 Meadowlands Dr.

Wednesday: 8am to 1pm

Friday: 10am to 4pm

Lowertown Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Jules Morin Fieldhouse

400 Clarence St. East

Wednesday and Thursday: 1pm to 7pm

Friday and Saturday: 9am to 2pm

Closed

  • December 4, 2021
  • December 11, 2021

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

1021 Cyrville Road Unit # 9

Wednesday: 1pm to 4pm

Saturday: 11am to 2pm

Greenboro Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Greenboro Library

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm to 7pm

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Caldwell Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bellevue Community Centre

1475 Caldwell Avenue

Thursday and Friday: 1pm to 7pm

AMA Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - AMA Community Centre

1216 Hunt Club Road

Tuesday to Thursday: 1pm to 7pm

Heatherington Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub -  Heatherington Family Centre 

1495 Heatherington Road   

Wednesday to Friday: 9am to 2:30pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Bayshore Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bayshore Community Building

175 Woodridge Crescent

Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

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

311 McArthur Avenue

Tuesday to Friday: 1pm to 7pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

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

934 Hamlet Road

Thursday and Friday: 1pm to 7pm

Elmvale Acres Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Franco-Cité

623 Smyth Road

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Individuals served:

Who can receive their first dose?

  • Everyone born in 2016 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 as follows: 

The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is 8 weeks. The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is at least 8 weeks. 

Who can receive their third dose?

Wondering why you should get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page.

NEW – Expanded eligibility started on November 3, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the province has begun offering third doses (booster doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations if at least six months have passed since their last dose:

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Health care workers;
  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults (16+) and their non-Indigenous household members.

All Ottawa residents who meet the criteria listed will be able to book an appointment for their third dose through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, starting Saturday November 6 at 8:00 am. Appointments are currently available until mid-December. More appointments will be added as residents become eligible. Appointments are encouraged, as drop-in availability is limited. Eligible residents can also reach out to their select local pharmacies for their third dose, using the pharmacy locator to find those that provide the booster dose. Please note 6 months (168 days) must have passed since your second dose.

A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is also currently available to the following 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.

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.

Ottawa residents who meet these criteria must present one of the following to receive their third dose: 

  • A letter from their specialist or hospital program; OR 

  • Current prescription package, label or pharmacy receipt of an immunosuppressant medication listed by the ON government. The prescription must clearly label: patient name, name of medication, date of dispensing, and name of prescribing doctor. 

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 2016 or earlier) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)

Please note:

  • You must be born in 2016 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.

Kids Come First Health Team vaccination clinics

CHEO is working with its Kids Come First Health Team partners, including Ottawa Public Health, physicians and families to help vaccinate as many children as possible.

Individuals served:

The Kids Come First Health Team will be holding vaccination clinics at CHEO for children 5-11 who cannot attend a community vaccination clinic. Reasons a child may have difficulty receiving their vaccination in the community include:

  • being immunocompromised
  • having medical complexities or technology dependency that make it difficult to attend a clinic in the community (e.g. tracheostomy, ventilator, uncontrolled seizure disorder)
  • having a condition that makes it challenging to be in crowded spaces (e.g. anxiety, autism)
  • other medical reasons that are not listed above, but make it challenging for the child to be vaccinated in the community

The clinic will be open to eligible children and their household members.

If your 5-11 year old child meets the criteria above, we encourage you to pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccine through the Kids Come First Health Team’s upcoming vaccination clinics.

Please note, that pre-registration does not mean you are booking an appointment.

Pre-register now

Additional information:

For additional information visit the Kids Come First Health Team vaccination clinics web page.

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

Booster COVID-19 Vaccination Doses for First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults and non-Indigenous household members (aged 16+)

An Indigenous Clinic for booster doses will be offered to​ First Nation, Inuit and Métis (aged 16+) who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months (24 weeks) ago. The Indigenous Clinic will be offered in partnership with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health at Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, starting on November 15. Booster dose appointments may be booked starting on November 6 at 8am, either online through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 or Ottawa Public Health at 613-691-5505.

For Inuit and other community members (aged 16+) who were vaccinated at Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team, and who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 6 months (24 weeks) ago, please contact Akausivik at 613-740-0999 to book a booster vaccination dose. People who were vaccinated at Akausivik received a paper receipt. Paper receipts are valid proof of vaccination, but if you travel, you may be asked for an electronic vaccine certificate. Akausivik is reaching out to all of their clients to provide updated information about COVax and assist those who want to be recorded in COVax to get a QR code. To get a COVax receipt, please contact Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team at 613-740-0999, by email generalinfo@aifht.ca or visit their website.

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 8 weeks 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.

Clinics
Location Hours of operation

Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre

300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 12:45 pm to 7:15 pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 9:45 am to 4:15 pm

Individuals served: First Nation, Inuit and Métis and non-Indigenous household members (Born in 2016 or earlier)

Call 613-691-5505 from Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 6 pm or Saturday to Sunday 8:30 am to 4 pm if you have any questions

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team

24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:30am to 4:30pm

Individuals served: Inuit community members (Born in 2016 or earlier), staff from Indigenous community agencies

Call 613-740-0999 from Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm to book an appointment

Please note:

  • You must be born in 2016 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 

Individuals served:

Who can receive their first dose?

  • Everyone born in 2016 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 as follows: 

The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is 8 weeks. The optimal interval between the first and second dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is at least 8 weeks. 

Who can receive their third dose?

Wondering why you should get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page.

NEW – Expanded eligibility started on November 3, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the province has begun offering third doses (booster doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations if at least six months have passed since their last dose:

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Health care workers;
  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults (16+) and their non-Indigenous household members.

All Ottawa residents who meet the criteria listed will be able to book an appointment for their third dose through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, starting Saturday November 6 at 8:00 am. Appointments are currently available until mid-December. More appointments will be added as residents become eligible. Appointments are encouraged, as drop-in availability is limited. Eligible residents can also reach out to their select local pharmacies for their third dose, using the pharmacy locator to find those that provide the booster dose. Please note 6 months (168 days) must have passed since your second dose.

A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is also currently available to the following 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.

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.

Ottawa residents who meet these criteria must present one of the following to receive their third dose: 

  • A letter from their specialist or hospital program; OR 

  • Current prescription package, label or pharmacy receipt of an immunosuppressant medication listed by the ON government. The prescription must clearly label: patient name, name of medication, date of dispensing, and name of prescribing doctor. 

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.

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

Vaccination offered: 

  • Pfizer-BioNtech (born in 2016 or earlier) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)
Please note:
  • You must be born in 2016 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

Born in 2016 or earlier mRNA 2 8 weeks polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Moderna

18 years and older   mRNA 8 weeks

polyethylene glycol (PEG)

 

tromethamine
(trometamol or Tris)
AstraZeneca 40 years and older Viral-vector  2 At least 8 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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