Community through COVID-19
The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition has bundled local sources regarding vaccine clinics, update to date public health announcements from our partners, testing options and a number of resources to take care of yourself and protect others against COVID-19 in our community.
July 25, 2022: Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health will be holding a family vaccine clinic September 1 & 2, 2022 for all ages. The clinic will have available Pediatric doses for 6 months to 5 and 5 to 11, children’s doses 11-15 and adult doses for 16+. Bookings will open on Tuesday Aug 2, 2022. If you can’t make it to the family vaccine clinic, the vaccination hub will re-open in September on Tuesdays and Thursday.
Fourth doses (second booster) are available to First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members 18 years and older.
Optimal Interval (waiting period): At least five months (140 days) since your last booster dose.
Minimum Interval: At least three months (84 days) since your last booster dose.
Note: Waiting the optimal interval between doses has been show to result in a better immune response and vaccine effectiveness. However, with informed consent, you can choose to get your vaccine after the minimum waiting period
Third doses (booster) are available to everyone 12 years and older who meet the eligibility requirements.
First and second doses are available to everyone aged five years old and older.
The province has announced that starting July 28, 2022 parents and caregivers of children aged six months to under five years will be able to book appointments for the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine.
PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required at all Ottawa Public Health Vaccination clinics.
Hours of operation: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:15am to 5:30pm
Eligibility: Inuit community members (ages five and older) and staff from Indigenous community agencies
Access: Call 613-740-0999 to book an appointment Monday to Friday 10:30am to 4:30pm
24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300
Hours of operation: Indigenous Family Vaccine Clinic - September 1 & 2, 2022. The hub will be reopening on September 6, 2022, located right at Wabano. It will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM – 4 PM.
Eligibility: Indigenous community members, their household members and staff working at an Indigenous organization. You do not need to be a Wabano client to access the hub.
Access: While Wabano can accommodate drop-ins, secure a time slot by pre-booking an appointment.
299 Montreal Road
First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members who wish to receive their first or second dose of vaccine can walk-in to any community clinic. For a booster dose, you can book an appointment online at a community clinic through the provincial booking system or by phone at 1-833-943-3900; or at select pharmacies.
Ottawa Public Health continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Ottawa using a variety of monitoring indicators such as wastewater signals, test positivity, vaccination levels, outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths.
This information will continue to be available on Ottawa Public Health Website.
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COVID-19 is still out there. Below are some actions you can take to reduce your risk. Every one of them adds a layer of protection which can lower your risk & the risk you pose to those around you.
Being vaccinated with all the doses you’re eligible for
Monitoring yourself for symptoms & staying home when sick
Wearing a mask
Avoiding crowded indoor spaces
Maintaining physical distancing
Washing your hands (yes, still)
Respecting those who remain at higher risk of complications from COVID-19
If you are someone who remains at higher risk, consistently using these layers is essential. And please note that you may also be eligible for testing & treatment options. Learn more here.
If you think you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to the virus, follow the steps to take care of yourself and protect others:
Starting February 9 2022, Ontario will be distributing 5.5 million rapid antigen tests each week for eight weeks through pharmacy and grocery locations across the province, as well as through community partners in vulnerable communities. You can find addresses of participating locations using the button below. Search “city” to narrow down your results.
COVID-19 PCR testing is currently only available to eligible individuals, these include people living and working in the highest risk settings (like hospitals, health care settings, and congregate living) and priority groups (like First Nations, Inuit, Métis).
If you, your child or someone you know has symptoms of COVID-19, you can be seen by a medical professional at a care clinic. They will assess you, test you if eligible, and offer you treatment if eligible. If you feel unwell, please visit a care clinic today for an in-person assessment.