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Two Ottawa city councillors offer to drive residents to and from vaccine appointments

Ottawa-run clinics are now open to walk-ins and priority is given to people that still haven't received their first dose.
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Ottawa City Councillor Riley Brockington, December 2018. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters

In an effort to reach younger and more vaccine-hesitant residents, a pair of Ottawa city councillors are offering rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

River Ward's Riley Brockington says he will "pick you up at home, wait for you to get your shot and then drop you back off afterward."

All you have to do is call his office to make the arrangements.

Orléans Ward City Councillor Matthew Luloff is also offering his services.

"If I become aware of somebody, and the only barrier between them and getting the vaccine is a ride, then I will absolutely be that ride," Luloff told Derick Fage on CityNews' The Rob Snow Show.

You might not even need to book your shot. Ottawa-run clinics are now open to walk-ins and priority is given to people that still haven't received their first dose

On Monday, July 19, there were 1,483 vaccine appointments available at the uOttawa - Minto Sports Complex and 1,841 appointment divided between seven clinics spread out across the city, which is expected to be about the same amount for the rest of the week.

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