Vax Aide

COVID-19 Vaccination Support in the Nation's Capital

Booking vaccine appointments
Rides to vaccine appointments

Book an Appointment


If you need help booking your first or second vaccination appointment, fill out the form below.

I consent to Vax Aide gathering my personal information in order to assist with booking a vaccination appointment. 
This information will not be used for any other purpose.
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Date of First Vaccination
 

Book A Ride


Do you already have a vaccine appointment, and you are unable to get to your appointment on your own?
Please fill in the form below and we will connect you to a driver.
The volunteer driver will pick you up, drive you to your appointment, wait for you to get your vaccination, and then drive you safely back home.

I consent to Vax Aide gathering my personal information in order to assist with booking a ride to my vaccination appointment. This information will not be used for any other purpose.* 
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Date of Appointment
 

Volunteer to Drive


Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer driver for Vax Aide.

You will need to provide a copy of your driving license. Minimum of 5 years driving experience necessary.
You will need to provide proof of your car insurance.
You will need to provide a copy of your Vulnerable Sector Check.

Please provide your details

About



We are a group of volunteers in Ottawa who want to make a difference during this pandemic.


Our objective is to assist those that need help booking appointment for vaccines. And for those who need rides to their appointments, we will ensure they get there and back safely. And with their vaccine.

Testimonials


Pauline

Sans transport

J'ai été très bien conduite à l'Hôtel de Ville pour ma 2è dose du vaccin contre la Covid-19 par le conducteur de Vax Aide. Ponctuel, très poli , calme et vigilant conducteur en plus de jaser respectueusement avec moi. Bref, je me suis sentie en sécurité . Merci pour vos services très appréciés.

Sahara

Somali community

We do not have a car so it was very helpful to get a ride to the clinic. The driver was very nice and very friendly. He helped me and my mother get to our appointment. Thank you very much!

Athena

Vanier community

A1, Triple A service. The driver was so kind, caring and trustworthy. I will recommend Vax Aide to the rest of my apartment building. Top notch, thank you!

Jdei

Looking for first dose

Vax Aid first helped book my appointment, and then booked appointments for four other members of my family. And they did it all for the same day at the same location. It was very helpful. Thank you soo much for the help!

Shoshana

Happy and Double Vaxed

Thanks for the help booking and getting me to my second vaccine appointment. The volunteers were super helpful with the booking and even asked if I needed a ride. The volunteer driver was exceedingly kind and friendly AND got me to my appointment right on time. Thanks to Vax Aide I am now fully vaccinated. :)

Patsy

Needed a ride

I appreciate so much what you are doing. Thank you so much!

Natasha

Vaccine for housebound grandmother

Thank you so much for the info! What great service and so quick! I appreciate it so much! . . . . . . . [https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/covid-19-vaccine.aspx#Vaccination-for-people-unable-to-leave-their-home-because-of-a-health-condition-or-special-needs]

Kate

Dentist

Very impressed with this effort to make it easier for everyone to get their shots asap! Thank you to everyone!

Ragna

Rider needing assistance

My Vax Aide driver was amazing, very polite and very helpful. She waited with me at the clinic, she brought me a wheelchair so I didn't have to stand. She knew exactly where to go. I had never had such a nice and easy service. Thanks for having such wonderful volunteers.

Sandra

From the community

I just wanted to say how amazing it is that you're helping folks out like this. No need to reply, just wanted to say THANK YOU & that discovering your existence today has just about brought me to tears. Thank you for caring so much about your community!!!!!

Jessica

Canada Day vaccines

Hi thank you so much for helping us to get our vaccinations yesterday. It was so great to get our family vaccinated by July 1st, we couldn’t have done it, without your help.

Gina

Ride seeker

Great customer service! Friendly and efficient.

Louise

Heron Park-er

Thanks so much for the VaxAide information. I have been trying to get my second dose for some time. But it hasn't worked. I just received your email this morning and thought I should try VaxAide, run by volunteers. They called me back right away and booked my appointment. Great service.

Tony

Lindenlea Community

Thanks to Vax Aide I was able to expedite my second dose appointment. The interval between my two doses would have been 2 months if it weren't for the great volunteers at Vax Aide. Thanks to them, the interval between the first and second dose of Covid Vaccine is only one month which is what is originally recommended by the vaccine manufacturer companies. Big thanks to Vax Aide and its volunteers for helping more and more people in our community get fully vaccinated and promote healthier community.

Serge

Needed transport

The ride was great, the driver was great, the service was great. And now I have my vaccine, thank you!

Tigran

First dose recipient

It was a really nice experience and when compared to our friends' experience , looks like ours was VIP! We are spreading the word to whoever is in our circle, not only neighbors but also coworkers. We will get back to Vax Aide for the second vaccination as well.

Cindy

Family Reunion

I am so glad Vax Aide advanced my appointment. Now I will be able to attend my niece's wedding. I haven't seen my 6 sisters and brothers in Nova Scotia in two years! I am so looking forward to our family reunion. Thank you Vax Aide. :)

France

Très contente

Un gros merci à Vax Aide. Grâce à ce service j'ai obtenu un rendez-vous pour ma 2e dose sans tarder. Ce fut très plaisant de recevoir un courriel confirmant mon rendez-vous alors que j'étais au travail. Service rapide, efficace et très fiable. Merci!

Tom

Assistance appreciated

Thanks for your help! I definitely got this booked faster this way than if I had to figure it out. I'm glad my colleague recommended this service.

May

Isolated

I am isolated and needed a ride to the pop-up clinic on Sunday. Vax Aide was great. The driver was lovely. I felt like a rock star being driven up to the entrance, and taken home again. I now have my second dose. I'm glad my PSW told me about Vax Aide. Thank you so much.

Melody

Ready to travel

The people at Vax Aide were amazing, so supportive, calm and competent. The woman who helped me was so kind and caring. We were able to move our second vaccines up to July 3rd with her help! Many Thanks.

Christine

Retiree

I was very pleased by the fast response from Johanne. She was very professional and helpful in assuring me that she would do her best to book an appointment for me next week. She was successful and even took the time to call me back! A wonderful experience from a very knowledgeable lady!

Peter

Executive Director

Vax Aide, you rock! Your team was able to get me an appointment right away. Great service for busy folk.

Cheryl

Same Ward

Thank you for advancing my husband's appointment by 4 weeks! Done very quickly. Couple of calls, all very professional and efficient, great interaction. Thank you!

Laura

Grandparents

I cannot thank you enough for getting vaccine dates for my husband and I, a month earlier than originally booked! We are so lucky to have people like yourself that are volunteering to do this frustrating job!

Hanna

Booked and Happy

YES I did get a booking confirmation email for June 20 at Nepean Sports Plex. You are to be commended for being so thorough, conscientious and caring ! best to you and your fellow volunteers !

Carole

Needed transport

I really appreciate my driver taking me to the Infinity Centre, which was very far for me to get to. And he came in with me which really helped. You are doing a good job. Keep on going, and thank you all.

Sharron

Retired and Relaxed

Vax Aide was incredibly helpful in landing me a confirmed 2nd shot booking and persisting to ensure I got one within hailing distance, altho I was desperate and vexed enough to go anywhere. What a superb volunteer initiative in these trying times!! 👍👍👍

Pierre

Appointment Seeker

When the 70+ eligibility opened up, I was unable to get an appointment. I called Vax Aide and they were able to book me an appointment right away. Thank you Vax Aide for your great help!

Michael

Retired

I drive people to appointments. I didn't want to wait three weeks for my second vaccination. I called Vax Aide. They connected me to a pharmacy with supplies, and I got my second dose the same evening. Amazing!

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