Residents 12 and older eligible for second dose after 28 days

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Starting Monday July 5 at 8 a.m., residents who are 12-years-old and older will be eligible to receive an accelerated second dose of COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after receiving their first.

“If you already have an appointment booked for an interval of longer than 28 days, you are encouraged to rebook for an earlier date,” city staff released in a statement today (July 2).

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 able eligible for vaccination at a pop-up cliniclocal pharmacy, or at the Bruyère vaccine clinic.

“You can also register daily on the new vaccine wait-list tool to book last-minute, same-day COVID-19 vaccinations at community clinics for unclaimed doses,” staff said. “These appointments can open up at any time during the day and registered residents will be contacted by Ottawa Public Health by text, email or phone as they become available.”

If you have a second dose appointment scheduled in the provincial booking system and you end up booking another appointment elsewhere, please remember to cancel your original appointment. This will free up the old appointment for someone else.

Visit or for more on Ottawa’s vaccination distribution plan, including information about:


First Nation, Métis and Inuit populations


Second doses

Transportation to and from appointments

Health cards

Health care workers

Searchable clinic map

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. 

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

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