Vaccination appointments for 50+ at community clinics will fill up quickly

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This morning, the Province of Ontario announced the extension of vaccine appointments at community clinics to residents aged 50 and older (born in 1971 or earlier) who live in certain “hot spots”. These provincially defined “hot spots” include postal codes starting with K1T, K1V and K2V.

There is not enough vaccine supply to allow everyone aged 50 and older who live in these high-priority neighbourhoods to book an appointment in the provincial booking system today. As such, appointments at community vaccination clinics are expected temporarily book up quickly following the system’s launch for appointments up until April 30.

As the City receives more vaccines from the province and the provincial booking system is updated, more appointments will become available after April 30. Information will be shared when bookings are re-opened through City of Ottawa’s COVID-19 Vaccine e-subscription, the City and Ottawa Public Health’s social media channels, and through local news sources.

Priority Neighbourhoods

While the areas that have been identified by the Province of Ontario incorporate some of high-priority neighbourhoods previously identified by Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health has the authority to further focus on neighbourhoods, based on local considerations. Therefore, the City will continue to focus its future pop-up clinics on the high priority neighbourhoods previously identified.

The City is planning mobile and pop-up clinics for residents and essential workers in these neighbourhoods, as well as adult home health care recipients. More information on these will be available soon.

First Nation, Métis and Inuit populations

All First Nation, Métis and Inuit community members age 16 and over can also continue to book appointments at the St-Laurent Complex, located at 525 Côté Street through a partnership between Ottawa Public Health and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. Call 613-691-5505 to book an appointment.

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team is providing vaccinations for all Inuit adults. To book an appointment with Akausivik or for more information, call 613-740-0999.

For more information, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/IndigenousVaccine.

Transportation

Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpo users can book a ride to the clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation line at 613-842-3600. If Para Transpo is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after you have booked your appointment. If you do not have online access, please contact 211.

Visit ottawa.ca or OttawaPublicHealth.ca for more information on Ottawa’s vaccination distribution plan.

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