COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanding for youth

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Just in time for school, COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is expanding to include slightly more youth including those not quite 12 yet.

“Children born in 2009 or earlier, who will be turning 12 years old in 2021 are now eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” city staff released in a statement yesterday (Aug. 18).

 Residents have numerous ways to access the vaccine: 

  • Drop by any vaccination clinic. Visit to find your nearest clinic or neighbourhood vaccination hub
  • 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
  • Visit or by calling 613-691-5505. Multiple languages are available for those using this service
  • Mobile vaccination clinics are available upon request. Mobile vaccination clinics can be requested via an online form at
  • Vaccination appointments are also available at a local pharmacy

Residents who require accessibility accommodations are encouraged to complete this Accessibility form prior to their appointment.



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