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:

  • 12 and older 
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • St. Laurent Complex, 525 Cote St.

How to book:

 

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

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

The city of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health will resume pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week in specific priority neighbourhoods.

Individuals 12 years of age and older who live in the eligible neighbourhoods will be able to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the pop-up clinics.

Here is a look at the upcoming locations for the pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics:

Wednesday, June 16 to Friday, June 18 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • St. Joseph’s Adult High School, 330 Lajoie St.

Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 – 9 a.m to 7 p.m.

  • Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave.  

List of eligible priority neighbourhoods:

  • West Centretown
  • Emerald Woods - Sawmill Creek
  • Greenboro East
  • Hunt Club Park
  • Hawthorne Meadows - Sheffield Glen
  • Ledbury - Heron Gate - Ridgemont
  • Riverview
  • Parkwood Hills - Stewart Farm
  • Lowertown East-ByWard Market
  • Sandy Hill
  • Vanier North
  • Vanier South
  • Manor Park
  • Overbrook - McArthur
  • Carson Grove - Carson Meadows
  • Carleton Heights - Rideauview
  • Carlington
  • Hunt Club East - Western Community
  • Whitehaven - Queensway Terrace North
  • Bayshore - Belltown
  • Britannia Village

Residents are asked to bring at least one piece of ID and proof of address must be provided. A valid Ontario Health card is preferred, but not required if you do not have one.

For more information, visit the Ottawa Public Health website.  

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:

  • 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.

 

Youth 16 to 17

Youth 16 to 17 years old can call the Ottawa Public Health vaccine booking line number at 613-691-5505 if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are a chronic home health care recipient
  • Have a highest, high-risk or at risk health condition
  • If you are Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) or have a family member who is Indigenous and live in the same household 

 

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.

Walk-ins will not be accepted at any vaccination clinics with the exception of temporary pop-up drop-in clinics. You must book your appointment in advance for community clinics. Information on temporary drop-in clinics will be broadcast and reported by CTV News Ottawa as it becomes available. 

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

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.

Beginning at 8 a.m. June 7, all Ottawa adults aged 70 and older, or anyone who received a first dose of a vaccine on or before April 18, may book their second dose vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system. This applies to both those who booked their first doses through the provincial system and those who booked their first shot through Ottawa Public Health.

The week of June 28, individuals who received their first dose between the weeks of March 8 and April 18 will become eligible to move up their second dose appointment.

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.