COVID-19 vaccination age limit lowered to 55

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OTTAWA – Beginning tomorrow (April 30), at 8 a.m., all Ottawa residents age 55 and over (born in or before 1966) can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics.

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

  • Walk-ins will not be accepted at community clinics
  • This includes walk-ins at the end of the day
  • Book your appointment in advance

Remaining doses at the end of the day will be administered to pre-booked or pre-registered individuals.

Other eligible groups

Residents 45+ in “hot spot” communities (K1T, K1V or K2V) visit Licensed child care workers – book through the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900

Pregnant individuals – book through the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900

First Nation, Métis and Inuit populations call:
More information
Health cards

Expired green health card or red and white health card, call the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900. Ottawa residents with no health card, call Ottawa Public Health at 613-691-5505.

Visit or  for more information about Ottawa’s vaccine distribution plan including information about:

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 For more information on city programs and services, visit or call 311 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

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