There are several ways that you can now get your vaccines in Ottawa:
1. Get a vaccine without an appointment at select clinics.
Ottawa residents can now drop in to select community clinics to receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.
While all clinics are offering drop-ins for first doses, second dose drop-ins will only take place at clinics that have enough supply. This will change daily. The list of locations will be updated daily on ottawapublichealth.ca and on the City of Ottawa’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
2. Move up your August, September, October and November vaccine appointments
You may already have an appointment booked through the provincial booking system. Unfortunately, many of these appointments will no longer exist due to progress in the City’s vaccine distribution plan.
Remember, you are able to receive your second dose at least 28 days after receiving an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), and at least eight weeks after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine.
To cancel your August to November appointment and replace it with an earlier one, visit the provincial booking system or use this tool.
Other options to get your vaccine:
- Sign up weekly for a COVID-19 vaccine wait list to receive an alert when a last-minute appointment becomes available near you. Ottawa Public Health will contact you by text, email or phone.
- Book an appointment through the provincial booking tool or a local pharmacy.
- Visit a drop-in clinic if you live in a priority neighbourhood.
After you have been vaccinated you will receive a confirmation email with proof of vaccination. Remember to check your junk folder. You can also get a vaccine receipt through Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
Information on Interchanging vaccines
Community clinics are administering the mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer), and residents will be informed on-site which one they are receiving. Since interchanging vaccines is safe and effective, the priority is to receive two doses of any vaccine to complete the series and be fully protected.