Ottawa now has one of the highest rates of vaccination coverage for COVID-19 boosters with 58 percent of eligible Ottawa residents having now received their third dose. The City is continuing, however, to evolve its vaccine approaches as we are still seeing a steady decline in vaccine appointment bookings. Ottawa Public Health continues to promote the importance of getting vaccinated through their updated communications. Third (booster) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine remain a key protective measure. Adults over 60 are at greater risk for serious illness and complications from COVID-19 and are strongly encouraged to drop-in to one of our community clinics or contact OPH’s booking line today at 613-691-5505 to book an appointment.
As a result of the lower number of appointment bookings this week, the following strategies have been implemented:
- Ottawa Public Health is shifting capacity in its COVID-19 vaccine clinics. This shift is intended to support the neighbourhood vaccination hubs, long-term care, retirement homes and congregates settings. Please consult the OPH website for the most current hours of operations for all OPH community clinics and OPH neighbourhood vaccination hubs.
- Drop-In appointments remain a strategy at our community clinics, offering flexibility to our residents. Ottawa Public Health reports out via social media on the community clinic locations and uses a traffic light system to depict availability: green (plenty of space); yellow (15–30-minute wait); and red (no drop-in capacity). Please follow OPH’s social media channels (twitter, Facebook) for drop-in availability daily.
- For any disability-related accommodations, OPH also has an accessibility assessment form that can be filled out 48 hours before a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
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