Vaccination clinics now accepting first dose drop-ins

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Not that organized? No worries, Ottawa COVID-19 vaccination clinics are now accepting drop-ins.

“The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health (OPH) are making it easier for residents who have yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” city staff released in a statement July 9. “Anyone who has not yet had a first dose can now drop in to any city-run  community clinic between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. or pop-up clinic while supplies last. No appointment needed.”

You can find a clinic near you by using the vaccine clinic location tool on

“Residents who have already received their first dose are also reminded to re-book their second dose appointments to an earlier date,” staff said. “All residents who are 12 years old and up can book their second dose as early as 28 days after their first dose.”

Those who prefer a scheduled appointment can book a first or second dose appointment by visiting 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, now or at the Bruyère vaccine clinic.

“You can also register daily on the vaccine wait-list tool to book last-minute, same-day COVID-19 vaccinations at City of Ottawa 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 OPH by text, email or phone as they become available.”

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

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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