OTTAWA -- Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now in full swing and anyone 12 and older in the province can get a first dose and anyone 18 or older can book an earlier second dose. CTVNewsOttawa.ca has everything you need to know about getting the vaccine in Ottawa.

WHO CAN GET VACCINATED RIGHT NOW?

There are a number of groups in Ottawa who can get vaccinated at several different clinics. Here is a breakdown of who is eligible, where they can receive a vaccine and how to book it.

Community clinics

Who is eligible:

  • 12 and older (including individuals turning 12 in 2021)
  • Youth 12 to 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only
  • Individuals must be at least 12 years old to book a vaccine appointment

What clinics are currently open:

  • University of Ottawa - Minto Sports Complex - 801 King Edward Avenue
  • JH Putman School, 2051 Bel-Air Dr.
  • Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, 265 Centrum Blvd.
  • Eva James Memorial Centre, 65 Stonehaven Dr.

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday

  • Appointments between 12:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Drop-ins available between 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Saturday

  • Appointments between 9:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Drop-ins available between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Closed on Sunday and Monday.  

How to book:

  • Ontario Vaccine Portal or call 1-833-943-3900 (Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Walk-ins are accepted.

Last-minute appointments

If you are available to take an unclaimed vaccine on short notice, you can sign up for notifications from Ottawa Public Health here.

First doses are available to anyone 12 and older in Ottawa. Second doses are available to anyone who received a first dose on or before May 9, or who is considered a highest-risk health-care worker.

Walk-ins

Residents can walk in to select city-run community clinic between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., depending on supply, and get a first or second dose without an appointment. The City of Ottawa releases which clinics and how many walk-in doses are available on its social media accounts each day.

Anyone age 12 and up who has not yet had a first or second dose can now also drop in to any pop-up clinic (while supplies last). No appointment needed. 

Pharmacy vaccination

Who is eligible:

  • 12 and older
  • Youth 12 to 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only.
  • You must be 12 or older on the day of your appointment to get the Pfizer vaccine
  • You must be 18 or older on the day of your appointment to get the Moderna vaccine
  • AstraZeneca is available for second doses only.

Pharmacies currently offering vaccine (latest list here):

  • Costco Pharmacy: 1405 Blair Towers Place, Gloucester
  • Costco Pharmacy: 770 Silver Seven Road, Kanata
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 10-499 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata
  • Costco Pharmacy: 4315 Strandherd Drive, Nepean
  • Kanata Pharmasave: 101-99 Kaklulu Rd., Kanata
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 3781 Strandherd Dr., Nepean
  • Paul's Pharmasave: 990 River Rd., Manotick
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1937 Portobello Blvd., Orleans
  • The Drug Store Pharmacy: 1619 Orleans Blvd., Gloucester
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 680 Eagleson Rd., Kanata
  • The Drug Store Pharmacy: 3201 Greenbank Rd., Ottawa
  • Loblaw Pharmacy: 4270 Innes Rd., Ottawa
  • Loblaw Pharmacy: 1980 Baseline Rd., Nepean
  • Rexall: 2525 Carling Ave., Ottawa
  • Centrepointe Guardian Drugs: 117 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean
  • Rexall: 1615 Orleans Blvd., Orleans
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 410 Richmond Rd., Ottawa
  • WalMart Pharmacy: 171-1980 Ogilvie Rd., Gloucester
  • Loblaw Pharmacy: 200 Grant Carman Dr., Nepean
  • Rexall: C-1725 Walkley Rd., Ottawa
  • The Drug Store Pharmacy: 59A Robertson Rd., Nepean
  • Walmart Pharmacy: 5357 Fernbank Rd., Kanata
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 322 Rideau St., Ottawa
  • Crown Pointe Pharmacy: 13-900 Watters Rd., Orleans
  • Pharmasave Cyril Pharmacy: 1795 Kilborn Avenue
  • The Drugstore Pharmacy: 2681 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa
  • Good Health Pharmacy: 2-4188 Spratt Rd., Gloucester
  • Sobeys Pharmacy: 700 Terry Fox Dr., Kanata
  • Sobeys Pharmacy: 5150 Innes Rd., Orleans
  • Osgoode Pharmacy: 3192 Logan Farm Dr., Osgoode
  • Innes IDA Pharmacy: 101-4473 Innes Rd., Orleans
  • Sobeys Pharmacy: 840 March Rd., Kanata
  • Stittsville Whole Health Pharm: C-1609 Stittsville Main St
  • Apothe SOS Pharamcy: 8-314 Central Park Dr., Ottawa
  • The Drugstore Pharmacy: 760 Eagleson Rd., Kanata
  • Rexall: 832 March Rd., Kanata
  • Rexall: 300 Eagleson Rd., Kanata
  • Rexall: 4048 Carling Ave., Kanata
  • Drugstore Pharmacy: 3777 Strandherd Dr., Nepean
  • Rexall: 1363B Woodroffe Ave., Nepean
  • Rexall: 2144 Robertson Rd., Nepean
  • Rexall: 900 Greenbank Rd., Nepean
  • Walmart Pharmacy: 3651 Strandherd Dr., Nepean
  • Rexall: 160-110 Place d'Orleans Dr., Orleans
  • Bank Street Medical Pharmacy: 1935 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Glebe Apothecary: 778 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Loblaw Pharmacy: 1980 Ogilvie Rd., Ottawa
  • Loblaw Pharmacy: 1460 Merivale Rd., Ottawa
  • Loblaw Pharmacy: 2210C Bank St., Ottawa
  • Metro Pharmacy: 4510 Innes Rd., Ottawa
  • Rexall: 753 Montreal Rd., Ottawa
  • Rexall: 160 Elgin St.
  • Rexall: 240 Sparks St.
  • Walmart Pharmacy: 450 Terminal Ave., Ottawa
  • Walmart Pharmacy: 2210 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Walmart Pharmacy: 2277 Riverside Dr., Ottawa
  • Drugstore Pharmacy: 100 McArthur Ave., Vanier
  • Kanata Compounding Pharmacy: 150 Katimavik Rd., Kanata
  • Cedarview Guardian Pharmacy: 112-4100 Strandherd Dr., Nepean
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 181 Greenbank Rd., Nepean
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 3151 Strandherd Dr., Nepean
  • Walmart Pharmacy: 10-100 Bayshore Dr., Nepean
  • North Gower Pharmacy: 7-2333 Church St., North Gower
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 6491 Jeanne d'Arc Blvd., Orleans
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 3940 Innes Rd., Orleans
  • Bank Street Pharmacy: 2531 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Blossom Park Pharmacy: 2928 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Carling IDA Pharmacy: 1320 Carling Ave., Ottawa
  • Costco Pharmacy: 1849 Merivale Rd., Ottawa
  • Evans Medical Pharmacy: 1194 Karn Pl., Ottawa
  • Fallowfield Pharmacy: 1B-3500 Fallowfield Rd., Ottawa
  • Greenbank Hunt Club Pharmacy: 250 Greenbank Rd., Ottawa
  • Hybrid Pharm: 100-318 Richmond Rd., Ottawa
  • Mooney's Bay Pharmacy: 743 Ridgewood Ave., Ottawa
  • Proactive Pharmacy: 1645 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Promed Pharmacy: 2706 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa
  • Real Canadian Superstore: 190 Richmond Rd., Ottawa
  • Rexall: 2950 Carling Ave., Ottawa
  • Shas Pharmacy: 1428 Walkley Rd., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1559 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 888 Meadowlands Dr. E., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 3080 Carling Ave., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 115-2446 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 3310 McCarthy Rd., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1200 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1582 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Shoopers Drug Mart: 700-702 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1-4744 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 174 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1080 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 15-2515 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1309 Carling Ave., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1-2148 Carling Ave., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 541 Montreal Rd., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 647 Earl Armstrong Rd., Ottawa
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 1180 Walkley Rd., Ottawa
  • South Keys Pharmacy: 1883 Bank St., Ottawa
  • Westboro Pharmasave: 421 Richmond Rd., Ottawa
  • Whole Health Pharmacy Glebe: 857A Bank St., Ottawa
  • Bridle Path Pharmacy: 6-4000 Bridle Path Dr., Gloucester
  • Loblaw Pharmacy: 671 River Rd., Gloucester
  • No Frills Pharmacy: 1226 Place d'Orleans Dr., Orleans
  • Rexall: 144-1980 Oglivie Rd., Gloucester
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: 2638 Innes Rd., Gloucester

How to book:

  • Call individual pharmacy

Neighbourhood vaccination hubs

These hubs provide access to residents 12 yrs and older who are wanting their first or second dose of the COVID vaccine. As well, an Ottawa Public Health nurse is available if you just want to come in and ask questions or get more information about COVID vaccines. No appointment needed. Drop-ins welcome.

Who is eligible: 

  • Anyone 12 and older

Where to get vaccinated:

Vanier North Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre - 300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue

  • Tuesday to Friday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Laurent-Overbrook Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Rideau High School - 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

  • Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.-- Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Parkwood Hills Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - 1341 Meadowlands Dr.

  • Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Lowertown Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Jules Morin Fieldhouse - 400 Clarence St. E.

  • Wednesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Closed 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ACB Wellness Centre Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - African, Caribbean & Black Wellness Resource Centre - 1021 Cyrville Rd. Unit # 9

  • Sept. 11, 15 and 18: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Greenboro Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Greenboro Library - 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr.

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Caldwell Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bellevue Community Centre - 1475 Caldwell Ave.

  • Every Thursday and Friday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AMA Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - AMA Community Centre - 1216 Hunt Club Rd.

  • Tuesday to Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Heatherington Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Heatherington Family Centre - 1495 Heatherington Rd.

  • Tuesday to Friday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.-- Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Bayshore Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Bayshore Community Building - 175 Woodridge Cres.

  • Tuesday to Friday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Closed 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  -- Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

How to book:

  • Drop-ins are welcome.

Pop-up clinics

Ottawa Public Health will be hosting pop-up clinics on an as needed basis throughout the community who are wanting their first, second or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Who is eligible:

  • anyone born in 2009 or earlier

Where to get vaccinated:

St Laurent Shopping Centre - Previous le Château store beside Linen Chest -  1200 St Laurent Blvd

  • September 24,  12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

COVID-19 Mobile Bus vaccination clinic - Riverain Park - 400 North River Rd

  • September 25,  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How to book:

No appointment needed. Drop-ins welcome. More information here.

First Nation, Inuit and Métis clinics

Who is eligible:

  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members aged 12 and older

Where to get vaccinated:

  • Rideau High School, 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

How to book:

  • First Nations and Métis community members can call 613-691-5505
  • Inuit community members can call 613-740-0999

You can use the city's COVID-19 vaccine eligibility screening tool to determine whether you are eligible for a shot. Note, you will have to provide proof to validate your responses above in order to ensure your eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

People unable to leave their home because of a health condition or special needs 

  • If you have a health condition or special needs that prevent you from visiting a local clinic, pharmacy, or your primary care provider to receive the COVID-19 vaccine - a team can come to your home to offer vaccination to you and to your caregiver.
  • Please call 613-691-5505 and choose option # 2, to request in-home vaccination.
  • A nurse will contact you to obtain more information and to book a date and time.

Mobile vaccination clinics

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

How to book:

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Eligible residents can call 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE REGISTERING?

When booking, you will be asked for information from your Ontario health card, your birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. When you book, you will schedule your first and second vaccination appointments.

Public health officials say if you have a fever or COVID-19 symptoms, you should wait to receive a vaccine. This will help avoid confusing symptoms from other illnesses with vaccine-related adverse events. It also helps to decrease COVID-19 transmission at an immunization clinic

WHO HAS ALREADY RECEIVED THE VACCINE?

As of Monday, Aug. 2, 83 per cent of Ottawa residents 12 and older have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 72 per cent are fully vaccinated.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?

No matter where you are getting vaccinated, you should bring:

  • your Ontario health (OHIP) card (if you have one) or another piece of government-issued identification;
  • a face covering or mask (wear one at all times); and
  • assistive or accessibility devices (if you need them)

Wear clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm and shoulder area, such as a t-shirt.

Some locations may have additional requirements. Make sure to check if you need to bring anything else, such as another form of identification, when you book your appointment.

If possible, please avoid bringing people with you if they do not have an appointment.

If you need someone with you, ask the clinic ahead of time to confirm if this is possible. They will not be able to get vaccinated unless they have an appointment too.

HOW CAN I GET TO MY VACCINATION SITE?

The mass vaccination clinics, when they open, will be accessible by public transit. Use the OC Transpo travel planner to figure out the best route. If you are a Para Transpo user, you can book your ride to the pop-up clinic like you would normally do. If a transportation option is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from a popup clinic when you book your vaccine appointment.

WHEN DO I GET MY SECOND DOSE?

You are eligible for a second dose at least 28 days after receiving an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) and at least 56 days after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine.

Second doses are booked through the Ontario COVID-19 vaccination portal automatically when first doses are booked. As of July 5, anyone 12 and older in Ottawa is eligible to book an accelerated second dose appointment through the provincial booking system.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

Each of Ontario’s 34 public health units are responsible for coming up with and carrying out their own vaccination plans. You can contact Ottawa Public Health for the latest information on vaccines.