People with appointments are asked to arrive no more than 10 minutes before their appointment to reduce crowding. Walk-ins won’t be accepted.
The city’s booking system, remains available to residents who are 80 and older or an adult recipient of chronic home care and who live in Britannia Village, Carleton Heights — Rideauview, Carlington, Sandy Hill and Whitehaven — Queensway Terrace North. Call 613-691-5505 to book an appointment at a pop-up clinic location.
Other groups earlier made eligible remain eligible today, the city said.
People can check eligibility by using Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine screening tool.
Call takers will be on duty between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“We know that there is a high demand for these vaccines, so we expect very high call volume for these bookings,” the city said. “When calling into the booking line, callers will be put into a queue where there is the potential for long wait times.
“You may also select an option for a call back.”
Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpo users can book a ride to the clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation line at 613-842-3600. Those without transportation can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after booking an appointment.
Anyone who is pregnant or receiving stem cell therapy, CAR-T therapy, chemotherapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, and other targeted agents need to discuss vaccination with their health-care provider and attest to having done so.
The province will make vaccines available to additional groups in Phase 2 of the vaccination distribution plan between April and July, including people with health conditions and those 60 to 79, city hall said.
Vaccinations are expected to start for the oldest age group and decrease in five-year increments as vaccines become available.
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