Immunizations

Which vaccines does my child need?
CURRENT SITUATION
Thousands of children and youth under 18 years old in Ottawa are missing routine vaccinations that would protect them from diseases such as measles, polio, meningitis, and HPV. Vaccinations required for child care centres and schools should be kept up to date.

Don't forget to update your immunization record!
Providing immunization updates to OPH helps protect your child and the public in case there is ever an outbreak in our community. Doctors do not report your child's immunizations to OPH. You can update OPH using either the online Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) Tool or the CANImmunize App.

Picture of Dr. Vera Etches

"There is a growing backlog of children who are not fully protected against diseases like measles and polio. These diseases have the potential to cause outbreaks in our community that could in themselves cause disruptions in school, work and recreation settings in years to come. We can make a difference now, by ensuring more children are protected by safe and effective vaccines."
- Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health

 

 

 

Where can my child get vaccinated?

  • Immunizations can be given at your family doctor or at a walk-in clinic. Call ahead of your visit to make sure that the vaccine is available. If you are currently looking for a family doctor please register with Health Care Connect, and a nurse will help you find a doctor or nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in our community. 
  • High school students, can attend their school’ s OPH catch-up clinic, and families facing barriers can visit one of OPH’s Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs offering routine vaccines.  

NEW! Family Vaccination Clinics

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is now offering routine immunization services for children and youth who live in Ottawa and who are facing barriers in getting their routine immunizations in the community.

Clinic locations and hours of operation

 

Clinic

Address

Hours of operation

Orléans Client Service Centre

255 Centrum Boulevard

  • Monday February 13, 2023: 9:45 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday February 17, 2023: 9:45 am to 4:00 pm

J.H Putman 

2051 Bel-Air Drive

  • Thursday February 2, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Friday February 3, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Monday February 6, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday February 7, 2023: 12:45 to 7 pm
  • Thursday February 9, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Friday February 10, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Monday February 13, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday February 14, 2023: 12:45 to 7 pm
  • Thursday February 16, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Friday February 17, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm

Richelieu Vanier

300 Des Pères-Blanc Ave

  • Wednesday February 8, 2023: 12:45 to 7 pm
  • Wednesday February 15, 2023: 12:45 to 7 pm 

Kanata Recreation Complex

100 Charlie Rogers Pl

  • Wednesday February 8, 2023: 12:45 to 7 pm
  • Wednesday February 15, 2023: 12:45 to 7 pm

Tom Brown Arena

141 Bayview rd

 

  • Thursday February 2, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday February 9, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday February 16, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

2260 Walkley Road

  • Friday February 3, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Friday February 10, 2023: 9:45 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday February 14, 2023: 12:45 to 7 pm

Century Public School

8 Redpine Drive
  •  Thursday February 9 :  9:45 am to 4:10 pm 
Orleans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA 265 Centrum Boulevard
  •  Friday February 10: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm 
Kanata Recreation Complex 100 Charlie Rogers Place
  •  Saturday February 11: 9:45 am to 4:10 pm 

 

You are eligible to book an appointment if you have a child or youth that meets one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • your child is a newcomer to Canada;
  • your child does not have an Ontario Health Card (OHIP);
  • your child does not have a primary health care provider, such as a doctor or nurse practitioner;
  • your child is currently unable to access immunizations through their health care provider.

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