Ottawa hits one million vaccines administered

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Led by Ottawa Public Health (OPH), an army of healthcare professionals, and the city residents’ desire to put the pandemic behind them, the City of Ottawa has hit the one million vaccines administered mark.

“The City of Ottawa’s vaccine roll-out just reached a significant milestone,” city staff released in a a statement yesterday (June 29). “We’ve topped the one million mark for the total number of doses administered. We’ve achieved this thanks to the exceptional efforts of public health and City of Ottawa staff, pharmacies, paramedics, family medicine practitioners, partners and residents across the city.”

Milestones are now being met at a rapid pace:

Last week, Ottawa administered 127,623 doses to Ottawa residents.

On Monday (June 28), we passed the 30 per cent mark for residents 18 years of age and older now fully vaccinated. This came only three days after achieving the 20 per cent mark.

In the coming days, we expect to top 80 per cent of residents 18 years of age and older with their first COVID-19 vaccine.

Also on Monday, more than 120,000 appointments were booked in one day.

“These are milestones we can be proud of,” staff said. “But we can’t fully celebrate yet. If you have not received your first vaccine, or accelerated your second dose, now is the time. We have a steady supply of vaccines and many appointments available.”

To book a first or second dose appointment, 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. You may also be eligible for vaccination at a local pharmacy, at a pop-up clinic, or at the Bruyère vaccine clinic.

“It doesn’t matter whether you choose a community clinic, a pop-up clinic or a pharmacy for your vaccine; what matters is that you get your COVID-19 immunity started now with a first dose or  completed with that critical second dose,” staff said. “Let’s keep knocking off these encouraging milestones so we can all more quickly get back to safely doing the things we’ve all been missing.”

Visit or for more on Ottawa’s vaccination distribution plan.

Follow the city’s social media channels for updates on the provincial booking system. Sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription for regular news on the vaccine roll-out.

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