A large part of the postal code is commercial, including the Canadian Tire Centre and businesses surrounding it.
That is something Ottawa Public Health is already doing and will continue doing despite the hot spot designations, according to the City of Ottawa. But it still means the potential diversion of vaccines to residents of designated postal codes who are not deemed to be of high risk by Ottawa Public Health.
Last week, the city warned that there weren’t enough vaccines for everyone over 50 in the designated hot spots.
People over 18 and education workers in select hot spot communities in Toronto and Peel, which have the highest number of cases in the province, will be eligible for vaccinations now at special pop-up clinics, according to the provincial vaccination plan.
Provincial officials have said 40 per cent of eligible Ontario residents should be vaccinated by the end of the four-week stay-at-home order that began last week.
Ontario is expecting close to 400,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines this week and next as well as about 750,000 doses of Moderna vaccine by the end of April. Moderna had delayed earlier shipments.
Mass vaccination at city clinics booked through the provincial booking system are now open to anyone 60 and older in Ottawa. People 55 and over can receive vaccines through pharmacies listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
More than 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Ontario. More than 335,000 residents have received both doses. An average of about 97,000 people have been vaccinated daily in recent days.
More than 218,000 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ottawa.
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