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Vaccines 2024

To book your appointment for a first, second, third, or fourth dose COVID-19 vaccine, please visit this page on the Ottawa Public Health website or you may visit the Ontario online booking portal. Unfortunately we are not NOT administering COVID-19 vaccines at our office. The ones available are Moderna and Pfizer - they are interchangeable and both are extremely effective. Bivalent boosters are available to the general public as of Sept. 26th 2022.

Neighbourhood hubs listed in the OPH website are a great way to receive your vaccine without an appointment.

Who can receive the vaccine?

The Moderna Spikevax (25 microgram dose) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is the first COVID19 vaccine authorized in Canada for use in pediatric populations under the age of 5 years. Moderna Spikevax (25 mcg) was approved for children six months to five years of age on July 14, 2022 by Health Canada.   

Children aged 5-11 years old are eligible for two doses of a pediatric Pfizer vaccine at your local community centre or pharmacy. Eligible people aged 12+ may receive their first, second, and third dose vaccines at a city-based facility, pop-up clinic, or in select pharmacies. It is currently recommended to stay with an 8 week interval between doses in this age group, in order to optimize the immune response. 

  

Flu Vaccines for the 2024 season will be available in October.

Vaccines

We 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 elective adult vaccines.

Shingrix is a 2-dose vaccine against shingles that is now covered for adults aged 65-70. Pneumovax is a 23-strain vaccine against pneumonococcus bacteria that is covered above age 65.

Prevnar is a 20-strain pneumococcal vaccine we are also recommending for adults aged 50 and over, but is not currently covered by the Ontario government.

Arexvy is a single-dose vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus, for adults aged 60+. It is not covered by the Ontario government.

Grade 7 vaccines are now being administered at school, or at catch-up community clinics; however, they can be done with your family doctor under exceptional circumstances. 

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