Ottawa Public Health says it’s encouraged by Ottawa’s uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine for children under five because more than 3,000 children have had the first dose of the COVID-19 in the first two weeks it’s available – Received the vaccine.
And the health department has 2,500 appointments left for children under five to receive the COVID-19 vaccine over the next two weeks while preparations continue to return to school.
Beginning July 28, children ages six months to under five years of age in Ontario can receive Moderna’s Spikevax mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
“We are very encouraged by Ottawa’s under-5 vaccine uptake, which is among the highest in the province! This is essential to help protect the smallest members of our community,” the health unit said on Twitter this week.
According to Public Health, 3,024 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given to children ages six months to under five years between July 28 and August 8.
An additional 2,029 COVID-19 vaccination appointments are currently booked for children ages six months to under five years of age to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa through August 27.
The health department told CTV News Ottawa, “2,500 appointments remain available through August 27, and more appointments will be released in the coming days.”
Two doses of Moderna’s Spikevax mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are recommended for children under the age of five, eight weeks apart.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available in the following Ottawa locations:
- Orleans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA
- century elementary school
- Tom Brown Arena
Six months to under five years COVID-19 vaccination clinics
- Orleans Client Service Center – 255 Centrum Boulevard (Tuesday through Thursday 12:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9:45 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.)
- Richelieu Vanier Community Center – 300 Des Peres-Blancs Avenue (19 August)
- Horticultural building in Lansdowne (13 August)
- Walter Baker Sports Center on Malvern Drive (13th August, 20th August and 27th August)
- Ottawa Birth and Wellness Center on Walkley Road (16 August, 17 August, 18 August, 19 August and 20 August)
- Kanata Seniors Center – 2500 Campeau Drive (Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23, Aug 25)
- Tom Brown Arena (19 & 26 August)
- City View EarlyON Child Care Center – 1099 Longfields Drive (August 17 and August 24)
COVID-19 vaccination clinics after school
- August 16 – St. Luke School on Dwight Crescent (10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
- August 18 – Sawmill Creek Elementary School on D’Aoust Avenue (10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
- August 23 – Ecole elementaire publique Mauril-Belanger on Montgomery Street (10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
- August 25 – WE Gowling Public School on Anna Avenue (10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Mobile vaccination clinic
St. Laurent Shopping Center (in the empty store next to the laundry chest) – August 19 and August 24 – 11am to 5pm
EarlyOn Children and Family Center – August 24 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Parents and legal guardians can book an appointment via the COVID-19 vaccination portal, participating general practitioners and paediatricians, as well as participating pharmacies and indigenous vaccination clinics. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Center at 1-833-943-3900.