COVID-19 Vaccine

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Last revised: May 17, 2022

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Getting your vaccine

Who can receive the vaccine

Who can receive their first and second dose?

  • Everyone aged five years or older at the time of their appointment 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 further doses as soon as they are eligible to ensure maximum protection against COVID-19.
How can individuals access the Novavax (Nuvaxovid) COVID-19 vaccine?

You cannot book through the provincial portal. Booking will be through your local public health unit. Use this online form to register for a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination web page to learn more about the Novavax (Nuvaxovid) COVID-19 vaccine.

Who can receive their third dose?

Vaccination and practising public health measures like masking, avoiding gatherings, and staying home when sick, remain our strongest defense against COVID-19.

OPH recommends a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those who are eligible. Patients can be directed to our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page

Third dose eligibility 

  • Third doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) are recommended in Ontario for youth aged 12 to 17 if at least 168 days (approximately six months) have passed since their second dose.
    • Individuals must be at least 12 years old on the day they receive the vaccine.
  • Third doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine are recommended in Ontario for individuals aged 18 and over (born in 2003 or earlier) if at least 84 days (approximately three months) have passed since they have received their second dose (or one dose of the Janssen vaccine.

Eligible residents can now drop-in to any Ottawa Public Health community clinic to receive their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents may also book an appointment at a community clinic through the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. 

Please ensure the minimum time interval has passed between second and third doses .

Three-dose primary series for individuals who are immunocompromised

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after their second dose as part of an extended primary series. Note that in some cases the interval may be shortened as advised by your health care provider or specialist.

Eligibility:

  • a transplant recipient (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • receiving stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a malignant hematologic disorder or solid tumor
  • in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell
  • an individual with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • 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 or are taking specific immunosuppressant medications
  • receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)

The third dose of vaccine will be given at least two months (eight weeks) after the second dose. Please note both Moderna and Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech) vaccines will be offered. Drop-in vaccinations are available for third doses at any community clinic 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 Ontario 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, or in some cases a fourth dose. Ottawa Public Health is working with these groups directly to offer a third dose or fourth dose to residents in those settings 

Who can receive their fourth dose?

It is recommended that individuals aged 60 and over book a fourth (second booster) dose appointment at least 140 days (5 months) after their third (booster) dose. First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their household members aged 18 and over are also eligible.

This aligns with the National Advisory Committee of Canada (NACI) recommendations that a longer interval between doses has shown to result in a better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Longer time between doses gives more time for decreasing protection but may also result in a better response after the next dose.

It is recommended that individuals who wish to receive the fourth (second booster) dose between 84 days (3 months) and 140 days (5 months) consult their health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risk of the benefits of receiving vaccination earlier due to the high levels of COVID-19 currently present in our community.

To book an appointment at the shorter interval individuals must call the Provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria can book their fourth dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 or check local pharmacies to find locations that provide the booster dose. Residents are encouraged to make an appointment as drop-in availability will be limited at community vaccine clinics. Some primary care physicians are also providing booster doses. 

You can also get a fourth dose of an mRNA vaccine three months (84 days) after your third dose if you are a resident of a:

  • long-term care home
  • retirement homes
  • elder care lodge
  • other congregate setting that provide assisted-living and health services

Public health units will work with the homes who will offer fourth doses on-site within your home or make arrangements for a visit from a mobile clinic.

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get a fourth dose (booster) three months (84 days) after completion of the three-dose primary series.

Who can receive their fifth dose?

A second booster corresponds to a 5th dose among individuals that have a recommended 3-dose primary series (e.g. moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals).  

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who received a 3-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose if they fall into one of the groups listed:  

  • Individuals 60 years of age and older who received their first booster five months (140 days) ago. Individuals may receive a second booster (5th dose) at a minimum interval of 3 months (84 days) after their first booster dose*.  

  • First Nation, Inuit and Metis Adults and their non-indigenous household members, 18 years of age and older may be offered a second booster dose (5th dose). The second booster may be offered five months (140 days) after the first booster at the discretion of the health care provider. The minimum interval for the second booster is 3 months (84 days) after the first booster dose* 

  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges and older adults living in other congregate settings(60 years of age and older). A second booster (5th dose) of an mRNA vaccine is recommended for those in this group that received their first booster at least 3 months (84 days) ago.  

*As per the Ontario Ministry of Health, the longer 5-month interval is recommended as it is likely to result in a better immune response, higher vaccine effectiveness and longer duration of protection. Individuals should discuss what interval is best for them with their health care provider considering individual risk factors for exposure and risk of severe disease from SARS-CoV2 infection. 

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 five to 11 years old is ongoing in Ottawa

Everyone aged five years or older at the time of their appointment is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For the latest news, visit our new COVID-19 vaccination and children five 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 clinic!

Community clinics

Drop ins are welcome at all community clinics to everyone eligible for a first dose, second dose and booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We have lots of availability!

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.

Community clinic  Address Hours of operation

JH Putman School

NOTE: Due to road closures, the best access to this clinic is from Maitland Avenue.

2051 Bel-Air Drive

  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:45 pm to 7:10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm

Orleans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA

265 Centrum Boulevard
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:45 pm to 7:10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm


Kanata Recreation Complex

100 Charlie Rogers Place
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:45 pm to 7:10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm

Brewer Arena - Opening Tuesday May 3, 2022

 151 Brewer Way
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:45 pm to 7:10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm

How to book appointment:

  • 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 and second dose?

  • Everyone aged five years or older at the time of their appointment 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 further doses as soon as they are eligible to ensure maximum protection against COVID-19.
How can individuals access the Novavax (Nuvaxovid) COVID-19 vaccine?

You cannot book through the provincial portal. Booking will be through your local public health unit. Use this online form to register for a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination web page to learn more about the Novavax (Nuvaxovid) COVID-19 vaccine.

Who can receive their third dose?

Vaccination and practising public health measures like masking, avoiding gatherings, and staying home when sick, remain our strongest defense against COVID-19.

OPH recommends a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those who are eligible. Patients can be directed to our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page

Third dose eligibility 

  • Third doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) are recommended in Ontario for youth aged 12 to 17 if at least 168 days (approximately six months) have passed since their second dose.
    • Individuals must be at least 12 years old on the day they receive the vaccine.
  • Third doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine are recommended in Ontario for individuals aged 18 and over (born in 2003 or earlier) if at least 84 days (approximately three months) have passed since they have received their second dose (or one dose of the Janssen vaccine.

Eligible residents can now drop-in to any Ottawa Public Health community clinic to receive their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents may also book an appointment at a community clinic through the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. 

Please ensure the minimum time interval has passed between second and third doses .

Three-dose primary series for individuals who are immunocompromised

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after their second dose as part of an extended primary series. Note that in some cases the interval may be shortened as advised by your health care provider or specialist.

Eligibility:

  • a transplant recipient (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • receiving stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a malignant hematologic disorder or solid tumor
  • in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell
  • an individual with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • 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 or are taking specific immunosuppressant medications
  • receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)

The third dose of vaccine will be given at least two months (eight weeks) after the second dose. Please note both Moderna and Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech) vaccines will be offered. Drop-in vaccinations are available for third doses at any community clinic 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 Ontario 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, or in some cases a fourth dose. Ottawa Public Health is working with these groups directly to offer a third dose or fourth dose to residents in those settings 

Who can receive their fourth dose?

It is recommended that individuals aged 60 and over book a fourth (second booster) dose appointment at least 140 days (5 months) after their third (booster) dose. First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their household members aged 18 and over are also eligible.

This aligns with the National Advisory Committee of Canada (NACI) recommendations that a longer interval between doses has shown to result in a better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Longer time between doses gives more time for decreasing protection but may also result in a better response after the next dose.

It is recommended that individuals who wish to receive the fourth (second booster) dose between 84 days (3 months) and 140 days (5 months) consult their health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risk of the benefits of receiving vaccination earlier due to the high levels of COVID-19 currently present in our community.

To book an appointment at the shorter interval individuals must call the Provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria can book their fourth dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 or check local pharmacies to find locations that provide the booster dose. Residents are encouraged to make an appointment as drop-in availability will be limited at community vaccine clinics. Some primary care physicians are also providing booster doses. 

You can also get a fourth dose of an mRNA vaccine three months (84 days) after your third dose if you are a resident of a:

  • long-term care home
  • retirement homes
  • elder care lodge
  • other congregate setting that provide assisted-living and health services

Public health units will work with the homes who will offer fourth doses on-site within your home or make arrangements for a visit from a mobile clinic.

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get a fourth dose (booster) three months (84 days) after completion of the three-dose primary series.

Who can receive their fifth dose?

A second booster corresponds to a 5th dose among individuals that have a recommended 3-dose primary series (e.g. moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals).  

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who received a 3-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose if they fall into one of the groups listed:  

  • Individuals 60 years of age and older who received their first booster five months (140 days) ago. Individuals may receive a second booster (5th dose) at a minimum interval of 3 months (84 days) after their first booster dose*.  

  • First Nation, Inuit and Metis Adults and their non-indigenous household members, 18 years of age and older may be offered a second booster dose (5th dose). The second booster may be offered five months (140 days) after the first booster at the discretion of the health care provider. The minimum interval for the second booster is 3 months (84 days) after the first booster dose* 

  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges and older adults living in other congregate settings(60 years of age and older). A second booster (5th dose) of an mRNA vaccine is recommended for those in this group that received their first booster at least 3 months (84 days) ago.  

*As per the Ontario Ministry of Health, the longer 5-month interval is recommended as it is likely to result in a better immune response, higher vaccine effectiveness and longer duration of protection. Individuals should discuss what interval is best for them with their health care provider considering individual risk factors for exposure and risk of severe disease from SARS-CoV2 infection. 

Vaccine offered: 

  • Comirnaty/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 Comirnaty 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 am to 10:00 pm, 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

Drop-in to one of our clinics to talk to a public health nurse or get a COVID-19 vaccine for anyone age five and up! The priority for the after-school clinics are children aged five to 11 years, their families and household members in the surrounding community. Those living in the surrounding area who still need a first, second or booster dose (if eligible) of COVID-19 vaccine are also welcome. Getting your vaccination will give you greater protection against serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. 

At Ottawa Public Health clinics, children aged five to 11 years of age will be offered the 10-mcg dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Per the Ministry of Health, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 10-mcg dose is preferred to start or continue the primary series among children this age over the Moderna (Spikevax) 50-mcg dose. This recommendation from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization is based on the higher number of adolescents and young adults who experienced myocarditis/pericarditis after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (100 mcg dose) versus with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (30mcg dose).

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be available upon request at Ottawa Public Health clinic, with informed consent,  as an alternative to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 to start or continue the series in children aged six to 11 years of age.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.

After-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics
Date and hours of operationSchoolAddress

May 14, 2022
10 am to 3:30 pm

École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne

235 Beausoleil Dr.

May 17, 2022
4 pm to 7:30 pm

Robert E. Wilson Public School

373 McArthur Avenue

May 18, 2022
4 pm to 7:30 pm

Manor Park Public School

100 Braemar Street

May 19, 2021

3:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Viscount Alexander Public School

55 Mann Avenue

May 21, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Severn Avenue Public School

2553 Severn Avenue

May 26, 2021

3:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Charles H Hulse Public School

2605 Alta Vista Drive

May 28, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School

2860 Ahearn Avenue

May 31, 2021

3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

École élémentaire publique Gabrielle-Roy

3395 D'Aoust Avenue

June 1, 2021

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Roberta Bondar Public School

159 Lorry Greenberg Drive

June 3, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

 St. Thomas More School 1620 Blohm Drive

June 3, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

 Prince of Peace School 1620 Heatherington Road

June 4, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

 Dunlop Public School 1310 Pebble Road

June 7, 2021

3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 Regina Street Alternative School 2599 Regina Street

June 8, 2021

4 pm to 7:30 pm

 St. Rose of Lima School 50 Bayshore Drive

June 9 2021

3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 St. Luke School 2485 Dwight Crescent

June 11, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

 Assumption School 236 Levis Avenue

June 14, 2021

3:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 York St. Public School 310 York Street

June 15, 2021

3:10 pm to 7:30 pm

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel School 675 Gardenvale Road

June 16, 2021

3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 Robert Bateman Public School 1250 Blohm Drive

June 18, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

 École élémentaire publique Trille des Bois 140 Genest Street

June 21, 2021

3:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 Sawmill Creek Elementary School 3400 D'Aoust Avenue

June 22, 2021

3:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 W.E Gowling Public School 250 Anna Avenue

June 23, 2021

4:15 pm to 7:30 pm

 Sir Winston Churchill Public School 49 Mulvagh Avenue

June 25, 2021

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

 École élémentaire publique Mauril-Bélanger 307 Montgomery Street

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.

Individuals served:

The Kids Come First Health Team will be holding vaccination clinics at CHEO for children five to 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 five to 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 Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics

Mobile clinics are intended to help reduce barriers for residents who would like to receive 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 aged 5 or older in Ottawa, who wants the COVID-19 vaccine, can get vaccinated.  

Organizations serving vulnerable populations, congregate care settings, and/or organizations willing to support a clinic for residents experiencing barriers can reach out by: 

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. A limited number of mobile clinics are available Tuesdays through Saturdays where residents can access the vaccine with no appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.

Location Address Hours of operation
There are currently no upcoming clinics.      

Neighbourhood Vaccination Hubs

Public health neighbourhood vaccination hubs are vaccination locations with Public Health Nurses available to answer questions, provide COVID-19 vaccine information, and COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccination hubs are intended for those living in the surrounding area to receive a first, second or booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including for those aged five to 11. No appointment is needed to receive a vaccine or to speak with a Public Health nurse about COVID-19 vaccines.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.

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

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub
299 Montreal Road
*This hub is for First Nations, Inuit and Métis community members and their non-Indigenous household members.

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm

Herongate Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub- St. Patrick’s Former Intermediate School

1485 Heron Road

Tuesday to Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm) 

Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Heatherington Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre

1560 Heatherington Road

Wednesday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Heatherington Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Ledbury Pavilion

1250 Ledbury Avenue

Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Bayshore Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bayshore Field House

175 Woodridge Crescent

Tuesday to Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm (Closed 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm)

Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30)

AMA Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - AMA Community Centre

1216 Hunt Club Road

Note: Clinic closed May 18, 2022 only

Tuesday to Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

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

3320 Paul Anka Drive

Tuesday and Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Caldwell Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bellevue Communtiy Centre

1475 Caldwell Avenue

Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Friday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Greenboro Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Greenboro Library

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

Tuesday and Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

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

1021 Cyrville Road Unit # 9

Wednesday: 1 pm to 4 pm

Saturday: 11 am to 2 pm

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

815 St. Laurent Boulevard

Tuesday and Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

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

300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue

Tuesday and Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

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

311 McArthur Avenue

Tuesday and Wednesday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Friday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Parkwood Hills Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Emerald Plaza Library

1547 Merivale Road

Tuesday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Saturday 10 am 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Parkwood Hills Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Minto Multipurpose Room

1341 Meadowlands Drive

Wednesday: 8 am to 1 pm (Closed 11 am to noon)

Friday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

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

934 Hamlet Road

Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Friday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Elmvale Acres Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Franco-Cité

623 Smyth Road

Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Lowertown Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Jules Morin Fieldhouse

400 Clarence Street, East

Wednesday and Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm (Closed 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm (Closed 11 am to noon)

 

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Clinics

Fourth doses (second booster) are available to First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members  18 years and older.

  • Optimal Interval (waiting period): At least five months (140 days) since your last booster dose.
  • Minimum Interval: At least three months (84 days) since your last booster dose.
  • Note: Waiting the optimal interval between doses has been show to result in a better immune response and vaccine effectiveness. However, with informed consent, you can choose to get your vaccine after the minimum waiting period

Third doses (booster) are available to everyone 12 years and older who meet the eligibility requirements.

First and second doses are available to everyone aged five years old and older.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.

Clinics
Location Details

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team

24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300

Hours of operation: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:15am to 5:30pm

Eligibility: Inuit community members (ages five and older) and staff from Indigenous community agencies

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

 

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub

 

299 Montreal Road

 

Hours of operation: Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 4pm

Eligibility: First Nations, Inuit and Métis community members and their non-Indigenous household members

Access: No appointment necessary, but you may wish to secure a time slot by pre-booking.

Other clinics

First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members who wish to receive their first or second dose of vaccine can walk-in to any community clinic. For a booster dose, you can book an appointment online at a community clinic 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.

Proof of vaccination

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 for more information

How to prepare for vaccination

Changing or cancelling a vaccine appointment

If you booked your appointment with Ottawa Public Health, Wabano, Akausivik, a pharmacy or a hospital, please contact them directly to make any changes. Ottawa Public Health can be reached at 613-691-5505.

If you scheduled an appointment through the provincial online vaccine booking system, you can reschedule or cancel it online or by calling 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). You will need your:

  • health card (information on front and back)
  • postal code

Vaccine in select pharmacies 

Individuals served:

Who can receive their first and second dose?

  • Everyone aged five years or older at the time of their appointment 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 further doses as soon as they are eligible to ensure maximum protection against COVID-19.
How can individuals access the Novavax (Nuvaxovid) COVID-19 vaccine?

You cannot book through the provincial portal. Booking will be through your local public health unit. Use this online form to register for a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination web page to learn more about the Novavax (Nuvaxovid) COVID-19 vaccine.

Who can receive their third dose?

Vaccination and practising public health measures like masking, avoiding gatherings, and staying home when sick, remain our strongest defense against COVID-19.

OPH recommends a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those who are eligible. Patients can be directed to our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination page

Third dose eligibility 

  • Third doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) are recommended in Ontario for youth aged 12 to 17 if at least 168 days (approximately six months) have passed since their second dose.
    • Individuals must be at least 12 years old on the day they receive the vaccine.
  • Third doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine are recommended in Ontario for individuals aged 18 and over (born in 2003 or earlier) if at least 84 days (approximately three months) have passed since they have received their second dose (or one dose of the Janssen vaccine.

Eligible residents can now drop-in to any Ottawa Public Health community clinic to receive their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents may also book an appointment at a community clinic through the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. 

Please ensure the minimum time interval has passed between second and third doses .

Three-dose primary series for individuals who are immunocompromised

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after their second dose as part of an extended primary series. Note that in some cases the interval may be shortened as advised by your health care provider or specialist.

Eligibility:

  • a transplant recipient (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • receiving stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a malignant hematologic disorder or solid tumor
  • in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell
  • an individual with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • 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 or are taking specific immunosuppressant medications
  • receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)

The third dose of vaccine will be given at least two months (eight weeks) after the second dose. Please note both Moderna and Comirnaty (Pfizer-BionTech) vaccines will be offered. Drop-in vaccinations are available for third doses at any community clinic 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 Ontario 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, or in some cases a fourth dose. Ottawa Public Health is working with these groups directly to offer a third dose or fourth dose to residents in those settings 

Who can receive their fourth dose?

It is recommended that individuals aged 60 and over book a fourth (second booster) dose appointment at least 140 days (5 months) after their third (booster) dose. First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their household members aged 18 and over are also eligible.

This aligns with the National Advisory Committee of Canada (NACI) recommendations that a longer interval between doses has shown to result in a better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Longer time between doses gives more time for decreasing protection but may also result in a better response after the next dose.

It is recommended that individuals who wish to receive the fourth (second booster) dose between 84 days (3 months) and 140 days (5 months) consult their health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risk of the benefits of receiving vaccination earlier due to the high levels of COVID-19 currently present in our community.

To book an appointment at the shorter interval individuals must call the Provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria can book their fourth dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 or check local pharmacies to find locations that provide the booster dose. Residents are encouraged to make an appointment as drop-in availability will be limited at community vaccine clinics. Some primary care physicians are also providing booster doses. 

You can also get a fourth dose of an mRNA vaccine three months (84 days) after your third dose if you are a resident of a:

  • long-term care home
  • retirement homes
  • elder care lodge
  • other congregate setting that provide assisted-living and health services

Public health units will work with the homes who will offer fourth doses on-site within your home or make arrangements for a visit from a mobile clinic.

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get a fourth dose (booster) three months (84 days) after completion of the three-dose primary series.

Who can receive their fifth dose?

A second booster corresponds to a 5th dose among individuals that have a recommended 3-dose primary series (e.g. moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals).  

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who received a 3-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose if they fall into one of the groups listed:  

  • Individuals 60 years of age and older who received their first booster five months (140 days) ago. Individuals may receive a second booster (5th dose) at a minimum interval of 3 months (84 days) after their first booster dose*.  

  • First Nation, Inuit and Metis Adults and their non-indigenous household members, 18 years of age and older may be offered a second booster dose (5th dose). The second booster may be offered five months (140 days) after the first booster at the discretion of the health care provider. The minimum interval for the second booster is 3 months (84 days) after the first booster dose* 

  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges and older adults living in other congregate settings(60 years of age and older). A second booster (5th dose) of an mRNA vaccine is recommended for those in this group that received their first booster at least 3 months (84 days) ago.  

*As per the Ontario Ministry of Health, the longer 5-month interval is recommended as it is likely to result in a better immune response, higher vaccine effectiveness and longer duration of protection. Individuals should discuss what interval is best for them with their health care provider considering individual risk factors for exposure and risk of severe disease from SARS-CoV2 infection. 

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

Vaccination offered: 

  • Comirnaty/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 Comirnaty (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.

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 may 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 Ontario?

COVID-19 Vaccine Age range Type 

Doses*

Recommended Interval

(time between doses)*

Potential allergen **

Pfizer BioNTech - Comirnaty

5 years and older mRNA 2 8 weeks polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Moderna - Spikevax

6 years and older  mRNA 8 weeks

polyethylene glycol (PEG)

 

tromethamine
(trometamol or Tris)

Novavax - Nuvaxovid

18 years and older Protein subunit 2 8 weeks

Polysorbate-80

Medicago - Covifenz

18 to 64 years of age

Plant-based virus-like partricle

2 8 weeks Polysorbate-80
Johnson & Johnson - Janssen 18 years and older Viral-vector 1 Not applicable  Polysorbate-80

AstraZeneca - Vaxzevria / COVISHIELD

40 years and older Viral-vector  2 At least 8 weeks 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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