The City of Ottawa is adding a new COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Infinity Convention Centre, to further accommodate residents in some of the neighbourhoods hardest hit by the virus, including two provincially-designated "hot spots" (K1T and K1V).
Residents 18 and older in these locations can book an appointment at the Infinity Centre or any other community clinic through Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
The city continues to runs pop-up clinics for residents 18+ in high-priority neighbourhoods, who are not yet eligible to book at community clinics.
The province recently announced that additional groups will be eligible to book vaccination appointments through the provincial online booking system and call centre beginning Thursday, May 6, at 8 a.m., including:
- Individuals turning 50 and over in 2021
- Individuals with high-risk and highest-risk health conditions:
- Obesity (BMI > 40)
- Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g. chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g. Down Syndrome)
- Pregnant individuals
- Organ transplant recipients
- Other health conditions listed as highest risk by the Province of Ontario.
- First group of essential workers who cannot work from home including:
- Education staff who provide direct supports to students with complex special needs
- Elementary/secondary school workers
- Workers responding to critical events (e.g. police, fire, special constables)
- Enforcement, inspection and compliance (e.g. by-law, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers)
- individuals working in licensed child care settings
- Food manufacturing and distribution workers
- Agriculture and farm workers
- Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers
First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals can also call 613-691-5505 for Wabano Centre or Aboriginal Health, or 613-740-0999 for Akausivik.
See the Ministry of Health COVID-19: guidance for prioritization of phase 2 populations for COVID-19 Vaccination for more details.
Additional groups will become eligible for vaccination as the city receives provincial direction and additional vaccine.