The City of Ottawa is cutting the number of local COVID-19 vaccination clinics by more than half now that the majority of residents are immunized and thousands more set to receive their shots in the coming weeks.
The city believes it can continue to administer the necessary number of vaccines much more efficiently at a total of five community clinics, rather than having to staff and operate the current compliment of 11.
Starting on Wednesday, July 21, vaccine clinics will be operating at the following five locations:
- Eva James Memorial Community Centre - 65 Stonehaven Drive
- Nepean Sportsplex - 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
- Ottawa City Hall - 110 Laurier Avenue West
- Queensway Carleton Hospital - 3045 Baseline Rd
- Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA - 265 Centrum Boulevard
Anyone with a future appointment at a previously available community clinic is encouraged to rebook now for an earlier date at the most convenient location. The city says efforts are also underway to reach out directly to these individuals.
Transportation support services are available to assist in getting to and from your appointment.
City officials say there are many appointments available for anyone who still needs a vaccine. Residents are encouraged to visit the provincial booking system or use this tool to find a convenient time and date, or drop-in at select clinics without an appointment. The drop-in locations are updated daily on ottawapublichealth.ca and on the city’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
The city says, as of Tuesday, July 20, 83 per cent of residents over 18 years old have received their first dose and 67 per cent are fully vaccinated with a second dose.