It only takes one simple step to get your vaccine sooner


Does this sound familiar? It seems like everyone around you has received not one but two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, but you are one of the thousands in Ottawa who got stuck with an appointment after August 15. Well fear not… you too can get your dose sooner than you expected and help Ottawa achieve #CommunityImmunity.

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Here is how you can get that earlier dose, in one simple step. Which step you take is up to you.

Drop in

You don’t even need an appointment to visit a community clinic in Ottawa for a first or second dose. There must be a location near you.

Wait list

Hop onto the wait list to receive a text or email alert about last minute appointments near you. You’re bound to get an appointment soon.

Rebook through the provincial booking system.

The provincial system is probably how you booked your late appointment in the first place. Only now, wait times between doses are shorter and availability of appointments has never been greater. Return to the booking tool and you can easily find an earlier appointment, and maybe even a better location.

Pop-up clinics

There are temporary pop-up clinics popping up all over town, particularly in priority neighbourhoods. Follow the City’s social media channels to find out when the next pop-ups are, well, popping up.


Many local pharmacies are still taking appointments, and many of those also offer drop-ins.

Don’t delay. Move up the date of your vaccine appointment today.