Vaccines 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines

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Sept. 9th, 2021 -

To check your eligibility and book your appointment, please visit this page on the Ottawa Public Health website or you may visit the Ontario online booking portal.

Who can receive the vaccine?

Eligible people aged 12+ may receive their first and second dose vaccines at a city-based facility, pop-up clinic, or in select pharmacies.

It is currently recommended to space apart any other vaccines by at least 2 weeks from your COVID-19 vaccine. The majority of Canadians will receive their second dose at the 16-week mark.

Flu Vaccines

Sept. 9th, 2021 -  WE DON'T YET HAVE ANY VACCINATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

We still have LAST YEAR'S regular dose quadrivalent vaccines (against four strains) and high dose trivalent vaccines (against three strains), the latter is recommended for patients aged 65 and over. Infants and children aged 6 months to 9 years who have never had the flu vaccine would require 2 doses 4 weeks apart.

You may call the office to obtain an appointment. We would request that you come prepared with a short sleeved top for efficient inoculation. It is no longer required to wait for 15 minutes following the shot, and you may leave the clinic as soon as it is done.  Pharmacies will not administer vaccines to children under age 5 - one must visit the medical office or a public health community clinic.  Please click on the Ottawa Public Health link below for the list of pharmacies and community clinics offering the flu vaccines (under heading "Public Health Topics", and subheading "Immunizations".)

Other Vaccines

Sept. 9th, 2021 - We are trying to maintain childhood vaccines as close to the regular schedule as possible and hold in-person appointments for these primary vaccines in high priority. 

We are booking Shingrix, Prevnar, and other elective adult vaccines on a case-by-case basis. During the current lockdown, we are encouraging everyone to delay these nonurgent vaccines until a) you obtain both your COVID-19 vaccines, and b) it is safer to be in indoor spaces. The benefit you might gain from obtaining one of these vaccines should be weighed against the risk of COVID-19 transmission indoors.