COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration open for individuals with high risk health conditions

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Last Tuesday (April 13), the Province of Ontario opened pre-registration to individuals with highest risk health conditions and their caregivers.

These individuals can visit Ottawa Public Health to pre-register.

Individuals with highest risk health conditions and their caregivers include:

  • Organ transplant recipients
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago
  • Kidney disease eGFR< 30

“The provincial vaccination roll-out page, provides more details on phase two vaccine sequencing based on age and risk,” city  staff released in a statement.

Current eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine
  • All Ottawa residents age 60 and over can book appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics.
  • All Ottawa residents age 55 and over can book appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at participating local pharmacies. The province announced this week that more pharmacies in Ottawa will provide the COVID-19 vaccine. The new list can be found on the province’s website. Bookings are made with the pharmacies.
  • All First Nation, Métis and Inuit community members age 16 and over can also continue to book appointments at the St-Laurent Complex, located at 525 Côté Street through a partnership between Ottawa Public Health and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. 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 Ottawa Public Health.
  •  Pre-registration continues for vaccination appointments for specific faith leaders, highest priority, very-high priority high-priority and moderate priority health care workers.
  •  A list of special education workers has been compiled with the assistance of all school boards in Ottawa. Special Education workers will be contacted directly for vaccinations. The date, time and location of the appointment will be provided by email.
  • Ottawa Public Health is working with health partners including Community Health Centres (CHCs) to support in-home vaccination of homebound health-care recipients. Eligible recipients will be contacted to book an in-home vaccination. Currently, homebound health-care recipients are the only group eligible for in-home vaccination. Once vaccines have been provided to everyone in this group, Ottawa Public Health will work with its partners to identify other homebound residents.

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 you can receive your vaccine. You 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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