Sixty-plus eligible to book COVID-19 vaccinations

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – City of Ottawa residents aged 60 or more can now book their shot in the arm against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“Ontario is moving into Phase Two of the COVID-19 vaccination plan,” city staff released in a statement today (April 7). “As the first step in the Phase Two plan, all Ottawa residents age 60 and over (born in or before 1961) can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics today.”

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. Only book or call if you are eligible.

“The city will be adding additional bookings up until April 30,” staff said. “More vaccination appointments will be available after this date once vaccine deliveries are confirmed.”

Appointments will be available at four community vaccination clinics:

  • Nepean Sportsplex
  • Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA
  • Eva James Memorial Community Centre
  • Ottawa City Hall

When you book your appointments through the provincial booking system, you will receive a confirmation code.

“Please bring this code with you when you go to your appointments,” staff said. “If you do not have a confirmation code, your appointments were not successfully completed. Please revisit the provincial booking system or call 1-833-943-3900 to book your appointments and receive your confirmation code.”

Plans are also underway for the sequencing of the other priority groups identified under Phase Two of the vaccine roll-out, which runs from April to July. Please do not call the OPH booking line at this time as bookings for these priority groups are not yet available. More details on booking these appointments will follow.

“Please sign up for the City of Ottawa’s COVID-19 vaccination updates e-subscription to get the latest updates on when the vaccine becomes available to these groups,” staff said. “You can also share this information with friends and family to ensure they get the latest information straight from the source.”

If you are a member of an Indigenous community or receive chronic health home care services, you may also be eligible. For information on who is currently eligible, please visit the OPH eligibility tool and Frequently Asked Questions web page.

Transportation services are available for those who require transportation supports.

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