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Eligible residents now able to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Additional pop-up clinics in more neighbourhoods are expected to be announced next week.
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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at The Ottawa Hospital, December 15, 2020. Photo/ The Ottawa Hospital

Eligible residents, in seven neighbourhoods identified by the City of Ottawa, can now book appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
 
Residents who were born in or before 1941, or who are adult recipients of chronic home care, and who live in the following communities are eligible to receive their vaccine starting Friday, March 5:

  • Emerald Woods 
  • Heatherington 
  • Ledbury 
  • Heron Gate 
  • Ridgemont 
  • Riverview 
  • Sawmill Creek  

Anyone looking to confirm whether or not they are eligible for a vaccination can check Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Screening Tool
 
Eligible residents are asked to call (613) 691-5505 to book their appointment. Calls will be answered between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The city says the service is available in multiple languages. 
 
Walk-ins will not be accepted at vaccination locations.
 
Residents not eligible for this round of clinics are asked not to call the booking phone line, as it will tie up lines for those attempting to book an appointment.
 
Pop-up clinics will be operating in these locations: 

  • Albion Heatherington Community Centre, 1560 Heatherington Road
  • Sawmill Creek Pool and Community Centre, 3380 D’Aoust Avenue
  • Assunnah Muslims Association Community Centre, 1216 Hunt Club Road

Dates and times will be confirmed for those that book appointments.
 
The city says accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility, and all sites are accessible. Para Transpo users can book their rides to the pop-up clinics. Anyone lacking a transportation option can request a ride to and from the clinic when they book their vaccine appointment.
 
Additional pop-up clinics in more neighbourhoods are expected to be announced next week.
 
Community clinics are also expected to open later in March for all other Ottawa residents who were born in or before 1941, or who are recipients of chronic home care, pending vaccine delivery. Booking for these appointments will begin in mid-March. More information is expected to be available in the coming weeks on how to book these appointments. 




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