NB: Ward 14 clinics in Ottawa City Hall (ongong); and pop-up clinics at Plant Recreation Centre on March 30 and April 5.
Starting today, all Ottawa residents age 75 and over (born in or before 1946) can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Confirm your eligibility
Please visit Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility screening tool. If you are unable to book an appointment when your eligibility is first announced, you can still receive the vaccine at a later date.
Walk-ins will not be accepted, so please book your appointment in advance.
This includes walk-ins at the end of the day. Any remaining doses at the end of the day will be administered to eligible health care workers who have indicated they are available for a last-minute appointment.
Residents age 75 and over citywide
Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to access the provincial booking system or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. Only book or call if you are eligible.
Appointments will be available at four community vaccination clinics:
Nepean Sportsplex (now open)
Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA (now open)
Eva James Memorial Community Centre (opens Tuesday, March 23)
City Hall (opens Tuesday, March 23)
To enable physical distancing and to reduce the number of people in the clinic, please arrive for your vaccine no more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit populations
Ottawa Public Health is partnering with Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members age 40 and over at the St-Laurent Complex, located at 525 Côté Street. Call 613-691-5505 to book an appointment.
Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team is providing vaccinations for all Inuit adults. To book an appointment with Akausivik or for more information, call 613-740-0999.
For more information, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/IndigenousVaccine.
Pop-up clinics in high-priority neighbourhoods
If you are age 75 or over (born in or before 1946) or an adult recipient of chronic home care, and you live in one of the previously identified high-priority neighbourhoods, additional pop-up clinics will be available between March 29 and April 6 at the following locations:
The high-priority neighbourhood schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 24 Overbrook Community Centre and Pat Clark Community Centre
Thursday, March 25 Overbrook Community Centre and Mary-Pitt Centre
Friday, March 26 Overbrook Community Centre and Canterbury Recreation Complex
Saturday, March 27 AMA and Centre Pauline-Charron
Sunday, March 28 AMA and Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Monday, March 29 AMA
Tuesday, March 30 Plant Recreation Centre
Wednesday, March 31 Pat Clark Community Centre
Thursday, April 1 Centre Pauline-Charron
Friday, April 2 (Good Friday) Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Saturday, April 3 Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Sunday, April 4 (Easter) Albion Heatherington Recreation Centre
Monday, April 5 (Easter Monday) Plant Recreation Centre
Tuesday, April 6 Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre
Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpo users can book a ride to the clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation line at 613-842-3600. If Para Transpo is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after you have booked your appointment. If you do not have online access, please contact 211.
Preparing for an appointment
The following people need to consult their healthcare provider to discuss vaccination risks and benefits before their appointment and will be required to verbally attest that they have done so:
Those receiving stem cell therapy, CAR-T therapy, chemotherapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, and other targeted agents
It is also recommended that you do not receive another vaccine in the 14 days prior to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Next steps in vaccine roll-out
Residents of all ages who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are encouraged to follow announcements on the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health websites and social media channels, and from your local news media to learn when they can receive their vaccine. They can also sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription for regular news on the vaccine roll-out.