March Covid-19 Updates

Beginning today, March 15, all Ottawa residents age 80 and over can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

All Ottawa residents 80 and older (born in 1941 or earlier) regardless of where they live in the city can book an appointment through the Province of Ontario’s online booking system. This includes adults 90 and older who do not yet have an appointment booked.

Visit to access the provincial booking system or call the information line at 1-888-999-6488 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. Only book or call if you are eligible.

If you do not have transportation and require a ride to access the clinic, please call ROSSS at 613 692-4697 to access free transportation. Please book transportation after you have booked your vaccine appointment.

ROSSS continues to keep abreast of Ottawa Public Health official’s vaccine roll out plans. We know this is a confusing time and we want you to know that we are here for you. Ottawa Public Health has indicated that vaccines will become available to Ottawa residents who are 80 and older in a phased approach through the month of March starting with the most high risk Ottawa neighbourhoods. For the most up to date information about the vaccine roll-out, please visit the Ottawa Public Health website. (click image for link) At ROSSS, we have added a dedicated extension to support and assist you with accessing Ottawa Public Health information on the COVID-19 Vaccine as well as to help you navigate the booking system. To access this support, please call ROSSS at (613) 692-4697 and listen for the COVID-19 prompt to be connected to a ROSSS staff person who will assist you with the booking system, once it becomes available to you.