COVID-19 Vaccine

⚠ Parents and caregivers of children aged six months to under five years are now able to book appointments for the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, visit our COVID-19 vaccination and children web page.

Ontario expanding second booster eligibility. Ontarians aged 18 years and over, eligible for second booster shot

⚠ If you have come in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) complete this self-isolation determination tool to find out if you need to self-isolate. Looking for guidance? Visit our isolation instructions for COVID-19 web page.

Last revised: August 5, 2022

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Getting your vaccine

Who can receive the vaccine

Who can receive their first and second dose?

  • Everyone 6 months 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 if at least 5 months (140 days) have passed since they have received their second dose (or one dose of the Janssen vaccine).
  • Individuals may choose to receive their third dose as early as 3 months (84 days) after their second dose. As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses has shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Consult your health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risks and benefits of receiving vaccination earlier.
  • Residents are encouraged to make an appointment as drop-in availability will be limited at our community clinics. Residents may 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?

The Ontario Government has expanded eligibility for second booster doses to Ontarians aged 18 years and over. A second booster dose provides an extra layer of protection.

Starting on Thursday, July 14 at 8:00 am, eligible individuals can book an appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. Appointments can also be made with local pharmacies or with your family physician if they provide COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months (140 days) after an individual receives their first booster dose.  

Individuals may choose to receive their second booster as early as 3 months (84 days) after their first booster dose. As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses has shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals.  

Ottawa Public Health recommends that high-risk individuals get their second booster dose as soon as possible: 

  • Residents of a long-term care home, retirement home, or Elder Care Lodge and older adults living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services. 

Individuals who received their initial booster between 84 days (3 months) and 140 days (5 months) ago, must call the Provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900, between 8 am and 8 pm, to make an appointment. 

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 pharmacy locations that provide the booster dose. Since drop-in availability will be limited, residents are encouraged to make an appointment at community vaccine clinics. Some primary care physicians are also providing booster doses.

Who can receive their fifth dose?

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

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals 12 years and older who received a 3-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose.   

For those moderately to severely immunocompromised aged 12 to 17 years:  

Second booster doses are being offered if at least 6 months (168 days) have passed since their first booster dose. This interval may be associated with a lower risk of myocarditis with or without pericarditis. With informed consent this group may receive a second booster at a minimum of three months (84 days) after their first booster dose.

For those moderately to severely immunocompromised aged 18 years and older:  

Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months (140 days) after an individual receives their first booster dose. Individuals may choose to receive their second booster as early as three months (84 days) after their first booster dose.  

As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses have shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Consult your health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risks and benefits of receiving vaccination earlier. 

For more information please see Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Recommendations  

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

COVID-19 vaccination for children is ongoing in Ottawa

Everyone aged six months or older at the time of their appointment is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For the latest news, visit our COVID-19 vaccination and children web page.

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

Residents are encouraged to make an appointment as drop-in availability will be limited at community vaccine clinics.

Please note: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.

Community clinic  Address Hours of operation

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

Century Public School

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

Tom Brown Arena

141 Bayview Rd
  • August 16, 17 and 18, 2022: 12 pm to 8 pm 
  • August 19, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • August 23, 24 and 25, 2022: 12 pm to 8 pm
  • August 26, 2022: 9 am to 5 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 6 months 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 if at least 5 months (140 days) have passed since they have received their second dose (or one dose of the Janssen vaccine).
  • Individuals may choose to receive their third dose as early as 3 months (84 days) after their second dose. As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses has shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Consult your health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risks and benefits of receiving vaccination earlier.
  • Residents are encouraged to make an appointment as drop-in availability will be limited at our community clinics. Residents may 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?

The Ontario Government has expanded eligibility for second booster doses to Ontarians aged 18 years and over. A second booster dose provides an extra layer of protection.

Starting on Thursday, July 14 at 8:00 am, eligible individuals can book an appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. Appointments can also be made with local pharmacies or with your family physician if they provide COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months (140 days) after an individual receives their first booster dose.  

Individuals may choose to receive their second booster as early as 3 months (84 days) after their first booster dose. As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses has shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals.  

Ottawa Public Health recommends that high-risk individuals get their second booster dose as soon as possible: 

  • Residents of a long-term care home, retirement home, or Elder Care Lodge and older adults living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services. 

Individuals who received their initial booster between 84 days (3 months) and 140 days (5 months) ago, must call the Provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900, between 8 am and 8 pm, to make an appointment. 

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 pharmacy locations that provide the booster dose. Since drop-in availability will be limited, residents are encouraged to make an appointment at community vaccine clinics. Some primary care physicians are also providing booster doses.

Who can receive their fifth dose?

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

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals 12 years and older who received a 3-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose.   

For those moderately to severely immunocompromised aged 12 to 17 years:  

Second booster doses are being offered if at least 6 months (168 days) have passed since their first booster dose. This interval may be associated with a lower risk of myocarditis with or without pericarditis. With informed consent this group may receive a second booster at a minimum of three months (84 days) after their first booster dose.

For those moderately to severely immunocompromised aged 18 years and older:  

Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months (140 days) after an individual receives their first booster dose. Individuals may choose to receive their second booster as early as three months (84 days) after their first booster dose.  

As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses have shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Consult your health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risks and benefits of receiving vaccination earlier. 

For more information please see Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Recommendations  

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.

6 months to under 5 years COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Six months to under five years COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Clinic Address Hours of operation
 Mary Pitt Centre  100 Constellation Drive
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:45 pm to 7:10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm

Orléans Client Service Centre
255 Centrum Boulevard
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 12:45 pm to 7:10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm
Richelieu Vanier C.C 300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue
  • Thursday August 11, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Friday August 12, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Friday August 19, 2022; 9 am to 5 pm 

Horticulture Building

NOTE:  On August 5 Princess Patricia Way and Fifth Avenue to Somerset Street West will be closed.  Parking will be limited after 3 pm due to Redblacks game

1525 Princess Patricia Way 
  • Thursday August 4, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Friday August 5, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday August 6, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday August 10, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Saturday August 13, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
Walter Baker Sports Centre 100 Malvern Drive
  • Saturday August 6, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday August 13, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday August 20, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday August 27, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre 2260 Walkley Road
  • Thursday August 4, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Friday August 5, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday August 9, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Thursday August 11, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Friday August 12, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday August 16, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Wednesday August 17, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Thursday August 18, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Friday August 19, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday August 20, 2022: 9 am to 5 pm
Kanata Seniors Centre 2500 Campeau Drive
  • Tuesday August 9, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Tuesday August 16, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Thursday August 18, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Tuesday August 23, 2022: noon to 8 pm
  • Thursday August 25, 2022: noon to 8 pm

Tom Brown Arena

141 Bayview Road

  • Thursday August 18, 2022; noon to 8 pm

  • Friday August 26, 2022; 9 am to 5 pm

City View EarlyON Child Care Centre 

1099 Longfields Drive

  • Wednesday August 17, 2022: noon to 8 pm

  • Wednesday August 24, 2022: noon to 8 pm

 

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 six months and up! The priority for the after-school clinics are children aged six months 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

July 28, 2022

10 am to 3:30 pm

 Severn Avenue Public School  2553 Severn Avenue

July 29, 2022

10 am to 3:30 pm

Carleton Heights Public School 1660 Prince of Wales Drive

August 2, 2022

10 am to 3:30 pm

Queen Mary Street Public School 557 Queen Mary Street

August 4, 2022

10 am to 3:30 pm

Sir Winston Churchill Public School 49 Mulvagh Avenue

August 5, 2022

10 am to 3:30 pm

St Elizabeth School 1366 Coldrey Avenue

August 9, 2022

10 am to 3:30 pm

École élémentaire publique Gabrielle Roy 3395 D’Aoust Avenue

August 11, 2022

10 am to 3:30 pm

Woodroffe High School 2410 Georgina Drive
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 six months to 11 years old 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 six months 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.

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 five 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.

Mobile Vaccination Clinic
Location Details
 

St. Laurent Shopping Centre (in the empty store beside Linen Chest) 

1200 St. Laurent Boulevard

Dates: August 19 and August 24

Hours of operation: Wednesdays from 11 am to 5 pm

Eligibility: For the employees of St. Laurent Shopping Centre, the members of the community, their families, and friends.

Access: Reservations are not required, drop-ins are welcome. All doses are available for those eligible aged 5 and older. Health card or proof of citizenship or residency are not required.

Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs

Public health neighbourhood health and wellness hubs are vaccination locations with Public Health Nurses available to answer questions, provide COVID-19 vaccine information, and COVID-19 vaccinations. 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.

*UPDATE AS OF JULY 28:  COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to five years old is available at the following neighbourhood health and wellness hubs: AMA Community Centre, Bayshore Field House, Emerald Plaza Library, Rideau High School, and Jules Morin Fieldhouse

For the latest information visit: COVID-19 Vaccination and Children - Ottawa Public Health

Location and hours of the Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs
Location Hours of operation

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

1560 Heatherington Rd

 

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

*COVID-19 vaccine for six months to five years are available at this location

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

*COVID-19 vaccine for six months to years years are available at this location

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

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

*COVID-19 vaccine for six months to five years are available at this location

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

Last day of operations June 30. Temporarily closed. Reopening Fall 2022

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

*COVID-19 vaccine for six months to five years are available at this location

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

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

Friday: 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Saturday 10 am 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)

Lowertown Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Jules Morin Fieldhouse

400 Clarence Street, East

*COVID-19 vaccine for six months to five years are available at this location

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

Friday: 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

 

Temporarily closed. Last day of operations June 16. Reopening Fall 2022

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

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 6 months 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 if at least 5 months (140 days) have passed since they have received their second dose (or one dose of the Janssen vaccine).
  • Individuals may choose to receive their third dose as early as 3 months (84 days) after their second dose. As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses has shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Consult your health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risks and benefits of receiving vaccination earlier.
  • Residents are encouraged to make an appointment as drop-in availability will be limited at our community clinics. Residents may 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?

The Ontario Government has expanded eligibility for second booster doses to Ontarians aged 18 years and over. A second booster dose provides an extra layer of protection.

Starting on Thursday, July 14 at 8:00 am, eligible individuals can book an appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. Appointments can also be made with local pharmacies or with your family physician if they provide COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months (140 days) after an individual receives their first booster dose.  

Individuals may choose to receive their second booster as early as 3 months (84 days) after their first booster dose. As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses has shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals.  

Ottawa Public Health recommends that high-risk individuals get their second booster dose as soon as possible: 

  • Residents of a long-term care home, retirement home, or Elder Care Lodge and older adults living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services. 

Individuals who received their initial booster between 84 days (3 months) and 140 days (5 months) ago, must call the Provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900, between 8 am and 8 pm, to make an appointment. 

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 pharmacy locations that provide the booster dose. Since drop-in availability will be limited, residents are encouraged to make an appointment at community vaccine clinics. Some primary care physicians are also providing booster doses.

Who can receive their fifth dose?

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

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals 12 years and older who received a 3-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose.   

For those moderately to severely immunocompromised aged 12 to 17 years:  

Second booster doses are being offered if at least 6 months (168 days) have passed since their first booster dose. This interval may be associated with a lower risk of myocarditis with or without pericarditis. With informed consent this group may receive a second booster at a minimum of three months (84 days) after their first booster dose.

For those moderately to severely immunocompromised aged 18 years and older:  

Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months (140 days) after an individual receives their first booster dose. Individuals may choose to receive their second booster as early as three months (84 days) after their first booster dose.  

As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, longer intervals between doses have shown to result in better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals. Consult your health care provider for individual recommendations and to assess personal risks and benefits of receiving vaccination earlier. 

For more information please see Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Recommendations  

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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Have a question?

Read our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination.

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