OTTAWA -- As the pace of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to pick up, more Ottawa residents will soon be able to receive their shots. 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:

  • 55 and older (born in 1966 or earlier)
  • 18 and older if they live in "hot spots” including postal codes starting with K1T, K1V and K2V

What clinics are currently open:

  • Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.
  • Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, 265 Centrum Blvd.
  • Eva James Memorial Centre, 65 Stonehaven Dr.
  • Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W.
  • Infinity Convention Centre, 2910 Gibford Dr.

How to book:

Hospital clinics

Who is eligible:

Patient-facing health care workers in the following settings and roles:

  • Birth centres
  • Community-based specialists
  • Death investigation professionals
  • Dentistry
  • Gynecology/obstetrics, midwifery
  • Nurse practitioner led clinics/contract nursing agencies
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat)
  • Pharmacies
  • Primary care
  • Respirology (respiratory therapy)
  • Walk-in clinics

 People with high-risk health conditions including:

  • Organ transplant recipients
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Kidney disease eGFR< 30
  • Essential caregivers for individuals in the groups listed above

Where to get vaccinated:

  • Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus - 1053 Carling Ave.
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital - 3045 Baseline Rd.

How to book:

 

Pharmacy vaccination

Who is eligible:

  • 40 and older (born in 1981 or earlier)

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

 

Pop-up clinics in high-risk communities

Who is eligible:

  • Adults receiving chronic home health care
  • Adults 55 years of age and older 

Anyone 45 and over in the following neighbourhoods (As of May 3, 2021, applies to anyone 18 years and over)

  • Ledbury-Heron Gate-Ridgemont
  • Emerald Woods - Sawmill Creek
  • Hunt Club East-Western Community
  • Greenboro East

Anyone 18 and over in the following neighbourhoods

  • Bayshore-Belltown
  • Britannia Village
  • Carleton Heights - Rideauview
  • Carlington
  • Carson Groves-Carson Meadows
  • Hawthorne Meadows - Sheffield Glen
  • Hunt Club Park
  • Lowertown (Lowertown East)
  • Manor Park
  • Overbrook-McArthur
  • Parkwood Hills - Stewart Farm
  • Riverview
  • Sandy Hill
  • Vanier North
  • Vanier South
  • West Centretown
  • Whitehaven - Queensway Terrace North 

Ottawa Public Health is implementing new approaches for pop-up clinics in high-risk communities. In the weeks to come, adults 18 years of age and older who live in these areas will be eligible for a vaccine in these areas. They will be notified of clinic and registration options through a targeted approach. 

Location of clinics:

  • Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre, 1560 Heatherington Road 
  • AMA Community Centre, 1216 Hunt Club Road 
  • Canterbury Recreation Complex, 2185 Arch Street
  • Centre Pauline-Charron, 164 Jeanne Mance St
  • Emerald Plaza Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1547 Merivale Road 
  • Greenboro Community Centre, 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive 
  • Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
  • Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street 
  • Pat Clark Community Centre, 4355 Halmont Drive 
  • Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Avenue 
  • St-Laurent Complex, 525 Côté Street
  • Sawmill Creek Pool and Community Centre, 3380 D’Aoust Avenue 

How to book:

Ontario Vaccine Portal or call 613-691-5505

 

First Nation, Inuit and Métis clinics

Who is eligible:

  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members aged 16 and older

Where to get vaccinated:

  • St-Laurent Complex, 525 Côté Street

How to book:

  • Call 613-691-5505

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.

 

Individuals who are currently pregnant

People who are currently pregnant can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine through Ottawa Public Health. A pregnant individual can have someone who supports them be vaccinated. This would apply when the pregnant individual needs regular and sustained help with personal care or to help them with their normal daily activities.

How to book

• Pre-registration is done online at Ottawa Public Health's website.

 

Walk-ins will not be accepted at any vaccination clinics. You must book your appointment in advance.

(CTV News Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health/Google Maps)

WHO IS NEXT IN LINE?

Thursday, May 6

  • Adults 50 and older (born in or before 1971), the first group of workers who cannot work from home, and people with high-risk health conditions will be eligible to book a vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system.

HIGH-RISK CONDITIONS

  • Obesity (BMI over 40)
  • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (for example, chemotherapy, immunity-weakening medications)
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (for example, Down Syndrome)
  • One essential caregiver for individuals with the conditions in this category who require regular and sustained assistance with personal care or activities of daily living

PEOPLE WHO CANNOT WORK FROM HOME: GROUP 1

  • Remaining elementary and secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff)
  • Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers)
  • Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors, WSIB field workers)
  • Remaining individuals working in licensed childcare settings (including all licensees, employees and students on educational placements who interact directly with children in licensed childcare centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs, licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of home child care agencies)
  • Foster care agenda workers (including customary care providers)
  • Food manufacturing and distribution workers
  • Agriculture and farm workers
  • Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers

Week of May 10

  • Individuals aged 40 and over
  • At-risk health conditions
  • Cannot work from home Group 2

AT-RISK CONDITIONS

  • Immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • All other cancers
  • Respiratory diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleurisy
  • Spleen problems, such as asplenia
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension with end organ damage
  • Diagnosed mental disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Immunocompromising health conditions
  • Other disabilities requiring direct support care in the community

PEOPLE WHO CANNOT WORK FROM HOME: GROUP 2

  • Essential and critical retail workers (including grocery, foodbank, pharmacy, ServiceOntario, ServiceCanada, Passport Canada, wholesalers and general goods, restaurant, LCBO workers)
  • Workers in manufacturing industries directly involved in supporting the COVID-19covid 19 response, construction (including infrastructure) and other essential businesses and services where facilities are at heightened risk for COVID-19covid 19 outbreaks and spread
  • Social workers and social services staff who provide in-person client services (including youth justice workers, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program case workers)
  • Courts and justice system workers (including probation and parole workers)
  • Transportation, warehousing and distribution workers (including public transit workers, truck drivers supporting essential services, marine and rail cargo and maintenance, highway maintenance)
  • Electricity (including system operations, generation, transmission, distribution and storage workers)
  • Communications infrastructure workers (including cellular, satellite, landline, internet, public safety radio)
  • Water and wastewater management workers
  • Financial services workers (bank branch staff)
  • Veterinarians and veterinary teams
  • Waste management workers
  • Oil and petroleum workers (including petroleum refineries, crude oil and petroleum storage, transmission and distribution, retail sale of fuel)
  • Natural gas and propane gas workers (including compression, storage, transmission and distribution of natural gas and propane)
  • Mine workers (including those needed to ensure the continued operation of active mines)
  • Uranium processing workers (those working in the refining and conversion of uranium and fabrication of fuel for nuclear power plants)

Week of May 17:

  • Individuals aged 30 and over

Week of May 24

  • Individuals aged 18 and over

HOW WILL I FIND OUT WHEN I CAN RECEIVE THE VACCINE?

According to the province, patients with high-risk conditions will be contacted by their health care providers to set up an appointment. Anyone can check to see if they are eligible by clicking here.

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?

Seniors in long-term care homes, retirement home residents, frontline health care workers, members of the general public aged 60 and older have received vaccines so far. People aged 40 and older who booked at pharmacies have also received their shots.

The city has also administered the vaccines to some first responders, such as police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

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?

The National Advisory Council on Immunization says the second dose can be delivered up to four months after the first dose. 

If you schedule your appointment through the provincial online vaccine booking system, you will need to book appointments for both doses together to make sure you get the second dose at the right time.

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.