OPH resumes after-school COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is putting its current COVID-19 focus on getting vaccinations in to people.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, OPH is shifting capacity in its COVID-19 vaccine clinics,” the public health unit released in a statement today. “This shift is intended to support vaccination of individuals and families by bringing clinics closer to where people live, work and play.”

Starting Friday, Jan. 21, OPH will resume after-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics, initially in neighbourhoods experiencing more barriers to vaccination or that have lower vaccination rates. A total of 49 after-school clinic locations will operate on a rotating schedule over the next several weeks. The initial clinic schedule is available on the Ottawa Public Health website  and will continue to be updated with additional clinics.

None of the currently scheduled clinics, up to Jan. 26, are in West Carleton, but that may change as more clinics are scheduled.

EY Centre community clinic to cease operations

“Saturday, Jan. 22 will be the last day of COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations at the EY Centre,” OPH staff said. “All scheduled appointments up to and including Jan. 22 will be accepted. Anyone with appointments on Jan. 23 will be contacted and offered an appointment at a nearby vaccination clinic. No appointments will be cancelled.”

There is ample appointment and drop-in capacity for first, second and booster doses at the remaining community clinics:

  • François Dupuis Recreation Centre (2263 Portobello Blvd.)
  • Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink (1701 Woodroffe Ave.)
  • University of Ottawa – Minto Sports Complex (801 King Edward Ave.)
  • JH Putman School (2051 Bel-Air Dr.)
  • Eva James Memorial Centre (65 Stonehaven Dr.)
  • Orleans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA (265 Centrum Blvd.)

Visit OPH’s clinic information page for more information including clinic hours. Drop-in capacity for these clinics will be shared daily on OPH social media channels (links below).

“Vaccinations along with 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, and to support the full resumption of business and in-person learning,” staff said.

Visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19 to learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and others and what to do if you suspect you may be infected with the virus. You can also connect with OPH on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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