Ottawa Public Health – vaccination appointments and pre-registration open for high-priority residents

Below you will find an evening public service announcement from Ottawa Public Health that outlines the most current distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement indicates who as a high-priority resident is eligible to book appointments and for those who can pre-register at this time.

Adult recipients of chronic home health care
If you are an adult recipient of chronic home health care living anywhere in the City of Ottawa, you can book an appointment at the Canterbury pop-up clinic or any of the City’s other COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics. 

Call 613-691-5505 to confirm your eligibility and book an appointment.  

Patient-facing health care workers pre-registration
Patient-facing high-priority health care workers (opticians, chiropractors, psychologists, registered massage therapists, denturists, etc.) are now able to pre-register for a vaccination appointment. 

Highest priority and very-high priority health care workers from Phase 1 who have not yet received the vaccine can continue to pre-register for appointments. 

Visit to confirm eligibility and pre-register. 

Faith leaders pre-registration
Pre-registration is now open for faith leaders who, as part of their regular role, are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the following circumstances:  

  • End of life care 
  • Care of the deceased, funerals, bathing, or other ceremony with direct contact with deceased persons 
  • Home visits to unwell persons 
  • Pastoral care in hospitals, long term care homes, retirement homes or other vulnerable settings 

Faith leaders can visit to pre-register for a vaccination appointment. 

First Nation, Métis and Inuit populations 
Ottawa Public Health is partnering with Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members age 16 and over at the St-Laurent Complex, located at 525 Côté Street. Call 613-691-5505 to book an appointment. 

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team is providing vaccinations for all Inuit adults. To book an appointment with Akausivik or for more information, call 613-740-0999. 

For more information, please visit

Walk-ins will not be accepted at any location. Please book your individual appointment in advance.
This includes walk-ins at the end of the day. Any remaining doses at the end of the day will be administered to eligible health care workers who have indicated they are available for a last-minute appointment.  

Confirm your booking
When you book your appointments through the provincial booking system, you will receive a confirmation code. Please bring this code with you when you go to your appointments. If you do not have a confirmation code, your appointments were not successfully completed. Please revisit the provincial booking system or call 1-833-943-3900 to book your appointments and receive your confirmation code.  

Second doses
As per provincial guidelines, currently Ottawa Public Health is only booking second doses for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members. All other individuals who have received their first dose at an Ottawa Public Health Clinic and are waiting for their second dose are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s e-newsletter and follow local news sources for more information. When second dose appointments are available the City will communicate to the public. Please do not call Ottawa Public Health at this time to try book a second appointment.  

More second dose details are available at  

Timing and safety
To enable physical distancing and to reduce the number of people in the clinic, please arrive for your vaccine no more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.  

Preparing for your appointment What to expect before and after your upcoming vaccine appointment
The Government of Ontario document “What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment” (PDF) lets you know what to prepare for your vaccination. 

Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpo users can book a ride to the clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation line at 613-842-3600. If Para Transpo is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after you have booked your appointment. If you do not have online access, please contact 211. 

Next steps in vaccine roll-out
Residents of all ages who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are encouraged to follow announcements on the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health websites and social media channels, and from your local news media to learn when they can receive their vaccine. They can also sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription for regular news on the vaccine roll-out.  

Visit or for more information on Ottawa’s vaccination distribution plan.  


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