COVID vaccination has been proven to be safe and extremely effective at reducing illness, hospitalization, ICU admission and death.
Please get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community.
Vaccine Pop-Up Clinics
Thursday September 16 –Richcraft Sensplex
813 Shefford Road
3 pm to 7 pm
Friday, September 17 – Richcraft
736 Brian Good Ave
9 am to 2 pm
Saturday September 18 – Finnigan’s Pub
347 Montreal Road
9 am to 3 pm
Neighbourhood Vaccine Hubs
Neighbourhood Vaccine Hubs are now open to provide access to residents 12 yrs and older who are wanting their first or second dose of the COVID vaccine. As well, a 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. Please see below for locations and hours.
Vanier North Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre 300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue –
Tuesday to Friday: 1pm to 7pm (Closed 3:30pm to 4:30pm)
Saturday: 10am to 4pm (Closed 12pm to 1pm)
St. Laurent-Overbrook Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Rideau High School
815 St. Laurent Blvd – Wednesday and Friday: 10am to 4pm, Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Parkwood Hills Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub 1341 Meadowlands Dr. – Wednesday and Friday: 1pm to 7pm
Lowertown Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Jules Morin Fieldhouse 400 Clarence St. EastWednesday and Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am to 2pm
ACB Wellness Centre Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – African, Caribbean & Black Wellness Resource Centre 1021 Cyrville Road Unit # 9 – August 28, 2021: 11am to 2pm
September 1, 4, 8, 11, 15 and 18: 11am to 2pm
Confederation Court Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Confederation Court Community House 2483-A Walkley Road – Monday to Friday: 9am to 2pm
Greenboro Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Greenboro Library 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive Monday and Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Caldwell Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Bellevue Community Centre 1475 Caldwell Avenue Every Thursday and Friday: 1pm to 7pm
AMA Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – AMA Community Centre 1216 Hunt Club Road – Monday to Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Will be closed on September 9, 2021 and on that day only
Heatherington Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Heatherington Family Centre 1495 Heatherington Road – Monday to Sunday: 1pm to 7pm
Bayshore Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub – Bayshore Community Building 175 Woodridge Crescent – Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
- First doses are available for any resident aged 12 years of age or older at the time of vaccination.
- Second doses are available for any resident aged 12 years of age or older who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine at least 28 days before their appointment. Residents who received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine can receive an mRNA vaccine after 56 days.
- Pfizer-BioNtech (age 12 or older) and/or Moderna (age 18 or older)
- Eva James Memorial Centre – 65 Stonehaven Drive – 10am to 7pm
- Nepean Sportsplex – Halls A + B – 1701 Woodroffe Avenue – 10am to 7pm – NOTE: Last day of this clinic is September 6
- Orleans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA – 265 Centrum Blvd – 10am to 7pm
- Ottawa City Hall – 110 Laurier Avenue West – 10am to 7pm – NOTE: Last day of this clinic is September 6
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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.
- People 12 years of age or older who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
- Can schedule a second dose appointment that is at least 28 days after their first dose.
- Please note: Appointments can be made through the provincial booking system or at a participating pharmacy. If you live in an eligible neighbourhood, you can also receive your vaccine at a pop-up clinic.
- Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
- Can contact the pharmacy or primary care provider where they received their first dose if they would like a second dose of AstraZeneca at least 8-12 weeks after their first dose.
- Can schedule a second dose appointment to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 8-12 weeks after their first dose.
- People 12 years of age and older in First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
- People unable to leave their home because of a health condition or special needs who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
This is data from approximately 1.7M people in Israel recently published. You can see that getting infected (orange) puts you at higher risk of arrhythmias, kidney injury, blood clots (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), heart inflammation (myocarditis and pericarditis), heart attacks (myocardial infarction), and brain bleeds (intracranial hemorrhage). Vaccines DO increase your risk of shingles (herpes zoster infection) and lymph node swelling.
Generally speaking, there are very few acceptable medical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination and exemptions to the mRNA covid vaccines almost exclusively fall into two categories at this time:
- an allergist/immunologist-confirmed severe allergy or anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of its components that cannot be mitigated;
- a diagnosed episode of myocarditis/pericarditis after receipt of an mRNA vaccine.
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:
- Understanding the blood clot issue behind the AstraZeneca vaccine and its safety: www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/04/17/understanding-the-blood-clot-issue
- Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology recommendations for COVID vaccination in pregnant patients: sogc.org/common/Uploaded%20files/Latest%20News/SOGC_Statement_COVID-19_Vaccination_in_Pregnancy.pdf
- Answers to vaccine questions for patients over 80: https://www.ontariofamilyphysicians.ca/tools-resources/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccines/covid-vax-80plus-qa.pdf
- Short patient education videos developed by healthcare workers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUKIRxHVLkEUm727UtibHSg
- Ontario Ministry of Health vaccine information https://covid-19.ontario.ca/getting-covid-19-vaccine-ontario#phase-1