Adults 80 and older can book second vaccination doses today

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Beginning Monday, May 31 at 8 a.m., all adults age 80 and older (born in 1941 or earlier) may book their second dose vaccine appointments through the provincial booking system, city staff released in a statement yesterday (May 30).

“This applies to both those who booked their first doses through the provincial system and those who booked their first doses through Ottawa Public Health,” staff said.

Visit to access the provincial booking system or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week. Only book or call if you are eligible.  

“Booking availability may be limited due to vaccine supply,” staff said. “If you received your first dose on March 5, 6 or 7 Ottawa Public Health will contact you for guaranteed access to an appointment for June 26, 27 and 28. These residents also have the option of booking their second dose sooner, should they be able to secure an earlier appointment at a community clinic, or through the Pharmacy channel.”

The Province of Ontario has announced reduced waiting periods between first and second doses.

“Beginning the week of June 14, adults 70 and older will be able to access the provincial booking system to book their second doses for an earlier date,” staff said. “The Province of Ontario’s vaccination rollout goal is for all Ontario residents who want a vaccine to have received both doses by the end of August.”

Individuals who already have second dose appointments will keep their original appointments if they don’t re-book for an earlier shot.

“Moving up the date of your second dose is optional,” staff said. “For those who received in-home vaccinations and are not able to access the provincial booking system, more information will be provided regarding second doses.”

Any individual in Ontario age 12 and older is eligible to book appointments for their first vaccine. If you have not yet booked your first dose, please visit or contact your local Pharmacy to book an appointment.

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