OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is expanding the way that residents can access the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Workplaces, community organizations, places of worship and other groups can now request a mobile vaccination team to administer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on-site, at their own location,” city staff released in a statement today (July 22). “This program is intended to help reduce barriers for residents who have not yet received the vaccine by working with community leaders to provide comfortable, convenient and easily accessible options for vaccination. This is just one more initiative to help ensure that anyone 12 years of age and older in Ottawa who wants the COVID-19 vaccine can get vaccinated.”
If you are a community organization, community leader, faith leader, or employer in Ottawa and have a group of people that may benefit from a mobile vaccination team coming to you, please reach out through the following ways:
- Complete the mobile vaccine clinic request form online
- Call 613-691-5505 for assistance in completing the form
“Based on your group’s needs, OPH will coordinate the planning and can set up a mobile team, assist in promotion of your mobile vaccine clinic, and even help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines,” staff said.
Services can be provided in a variety of languages.
Other ways to get vaccinated
There are many appointments available for anyone who still needs a vaccine. Visit the provincial booking system or use this this tool to find a convenient time and date, or drop-in at certain clinics without making an appointment. The drop-in locations are updated daily on OttawaPublicHealth.ca and on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also book an appointment with your local pharmacy.
If you are booked for a vaccination in the fall, you are encouraged to move your appointment up to take advantage of the many appointments that are available.
Sign up for the city’s COVID-19 vaccine newsletter to receive timely updates about these clinics and the city’s vaccine rollout.
For more information on city programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 311 (TTY: 613-580-2401).