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Ottawa Public Health
COVID vaccine update

COVID-19 VACCINE

We encourage all eligible patients to get immunized with the COVID vaccine when it is possible. As of May 23rd, anyone 12+ can received the COVID vaccine through Ottawa Public Health community clinics, and select pharmacies.
Latest update on COVID Vaccine

Latest update on COVID Vaccine

DROP IN CLINICS:

WALK-IN COVID VACCINE now available:
Beginning Wednesday, July 21, clinics will be operating at five locations: 
Eva James Memorial Community Centre – 65 Stonehaven Drive
Nepean Sportsplex – 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa City Hall – 110 Laurier Avenue West
Queensway Carleton Hospital – 3045 Baseline Rd
Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA – 265 Centrum Boulevard

Anyone with a future appointment at a previously available community clinic is encouraged to rebook now for an earlier date at the most convenient location.

If these locations are not convenient for residents, there are other options to get a vaccine in their neighbourhood:

Visit a pop-up clinic if you live in a priority neighbourhood.
Book an appointment with your local pharmacy.

ONLINE booking for VACCINE: 

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

COVID Vaccine Pharmacy locations:

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations

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Please do not call our office regarding the COVID vaccine. We need to keep our phone lines free for patients with immediate medical needs. Your best resource is the Ottawa Public Health website (link below). 

We recommend taking the first vaccine offered to you.

Useful website showing availability of vaccine appointments: https://vaccine-ontario.ca/

New Ottawa Public Health same-day waitlist: https://secureforms.ottawapublichealth.ca/vaccines/COVID-19-Vaccine-Wait-List

COVID VACCINE CLINICS:

For those who received the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine at our clinic, we have organized a booster clinic on July 10, 2021, with the Moderna vaccine. While receiving a booster with any of the vaccines is an option (Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca), the Moderna vaccine is the one available to us at this time.

See below for vaccine after-care instructions.

SECOND DOSE of COVID VACCINE:

Currently, anyone over 12 who received their first COVID vaccine dose may move up their second dose appointments.

  • 28 days after your first dose if you received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccine.
  • 8-12 weeks after your first dose if you received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

POP UP CLINICS:

Pop-up clinics coming to certain priority neighbourhoods.

Only residents living in the specific neighbourhoods will be eligible for first-dose vaccination. Second doses will be available for any priority neighbourhood resident of any age who received their first dose on or before April 18, 2021. For residents aged 70+, they can receive a second dose 28 days after receiving an mRNA vaccine, and 56 days after receiving Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Appointments can only be made in-person during operating hours, on a first come first serve basis. 

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 in priority neighbourhoods may also be eligible for vaccination at the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre. Please visit bruyere.org to review eligibility and access their online booking tool.


AstraZeneca vaccines

For those who received the AstraZeneca as their first vaccine, rest assured that you did the right thing! The the reason for the pause of AstraZeneca rollout as a first vaccine was multifactorial (including an increased supply of mRNA vaccines and declining COVID numbers). You took an extremely effective vaccine, decreasing your risk of illness, hospitalization and death, and contributing to the decreasing transmission of COVID in our community. The overall risk of blood clots remains very low (estimated 1.7: 100,000 based on Ontario data and 1: 1 million for 2nd doses based on UK data).

Please do not phone or email the clinic in regard to COVID vaccines.  


Information on vaccines:

Health resources

Health resources

We support your efforts to learn more about issues regarding your health. The following sites link to online information and community resources that may be useful.

Latest clinic updates

Office closed August 2nd
01Aug
Our office is closed Monday August 2nd, 2021 for the Civic Holiday.
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Latest update on COVID Vaccine
10Jul
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AstraZeneca vaccine
12May
In light of the Ontario government’s decision on May 11, 2021 to pause the rollout and administration of first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, our C...
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30Mar
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New Patients
16Feb
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Pomelo Health Online Portal
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