After-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics schedule now available

The schedule is now available for after-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics. From Thursday, December 2 to Thursday, December 23, 73 schools across the city will host vaccination clinics on a rotating schedule with one being held in Stittsville. Up to 10,000 appointments for children ages five to 11 will be available each week through these clinics.

After-school clinics are open to anyone born in 2016 or earlier who lives in a neighbourhood near the school and does not need to be students at that school. Parent or guardian consent is required for children ages five to 11.

In Stittsville, A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School will be holding an after-school vaccination clinic on Friday, December 17. The hours of the afterschool clinic have yet to be determined. Visit the OPH website as it will be updated as more information is available.

Other schools near Stittsville holding the after-school clinics are:

  • Wednesday, December 8 at Castlefrank Elementary School located at 55 McCurdy Drive in Kanata
  • Monday, December 20 at Stephen Leacock Public School located at 25 Leacock Drive in Kanata
  • Wednesday, December 22 at Richmond Public School located at 3499 McBean Street in Richmond

Drop-in appointments are available on a first come first served basis during clinic hours. If the clinic is very busy, appointment cards may be given with a return time. Ottawa Public Health is working with Ottawa school boards to promote after-school clinics to parents and guardians, and students at the school, and to students at other nearby schools. 

Ottawa Public Health is working with community partners to do door-to-door outreach in some neighbourhoods to give eligible residents appointment cards. Appointments through the provincial booking portal are not available for after-school clinics. For after-school clinic locations and hours please visit: OttawaPublicHealth.ca/AfterSchoolClinics.

As we head into the winter holiday season, Ottawa Public Health encourages all eligible children to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect themselves and their family from serious illness, lower the risk of transmission, reduce disruptions to in-person learning and other activities and strengthen the entire community’s immunity. 

Other vaccination clinic options for five- to 11-year-olds:  

Ottawa Public Health is working to make vaccination for younger residents and their families as easy and comfortable as possible, with new child-friendly signage and fun stickers to take home. Read Ottawa Public Health’s tips on how to prepare for your child’s appointment, including giving children a snack beforehand and bringing a comforting toy or music to listen to. 

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five to 11, including recommended dose intervals and getting a flu vaccine this season, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/ChildCOVID19Vaccine. You can also connect with us through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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