OTTAWA, ON, January 8, 2022 – Ottawa Public Heath is making it easier for certain prioritized Ottawa residents to get vaccines, including an online pre-registration tool for drop-in appointments and a specialized vaccine clinic. Ottawa’s prioritized populations include residents aged 60 and older, educational and childcare workers, employees, volunteers and caregivers of residents of long-term care homes, and pregnant individuals.
New COVID-19 vaccine drop-in pre-registration tool
Ottawa Public Health has increased drop-in capacity at certain community clinics to prioritize immunizing these four groups:
- Individuals aged 60 and older
- Educational and childcare workers
- Employees, volunteers and caregivers of residents of long-term care and retirement homes
- Pregnant individuals
Starting today, residents in these priority groups can submit information via Ottawa Public Health’s new online COVID-19 vaccine drop-in pre-registration tool (link is external) to access a drop-in appointment at a nearby clinic.
This tool screens for eligibility while collecting information about location preference to ensure a registered individual is notified quickly when a drop-in spot at a nearby vaccine clinic becomes available. If a clinic has same-day openings, individuals who register will be contacted by email or text message and asked to confirm their ability to attend a clinic.
COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents aged 60 and older
Ottawa Public Health has increased capacity to better serve older adults in the Ottawa community who still require a third (booster) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Ottawa Public Health opened a COVID-19 booster clinic at the Nepean Sportsplex for residents aged 60 and older eligible for a third dose. Adults over 60 remain at greater risk for serious illness and complications from COVID-19. For many, their immunity is likely to have decreased and getting a third (booster) dose ensures they are as protected as possible against serious illness and complications from COVID-19. Adults aged 60 and older who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and at least 84 days (three months) have passed since their last dose are encouraged to contact Ottawa Public Health’s booking line today to book an appointment.
- Nepean Sportsplex, Halls A & B, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
- January 6 from 12:45 to 7:15 pm
- January 7 to 9 from 9:45 am to 4:15 pm
- By appointment only – call OPH directly at 613-691-5505 to book
For the latest updates, visit Ottawa Public Health’s clinic information page (link is external).
Vaccinations and the public health measures in place for limiting COVID-19 transmission are our best strategy to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our frontline workers, to keep our healthcare system functioning effectively by slowing the spread of COVID-19 and support the full resumption of business and in-person learning.
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SOURCE City of Ottawa