COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Older Adults in Ottawa

Mar 19, 2021 | CV19, Health, INFO-FLASH News archive

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Ottawa Public Health continues to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in the community to priority populations, including older adults.

This article provides information on

Getting your vaccine – Ottawa Public Health Information

Ottawa Public Health website is your source of information on COVID-19 and Older Adults and the COVID-19 Vaccine. In the coming weeks and months, there will be many updates to the vaccine distribution plan as the situation and supply of vaccines changes. Check regularly for updates available in multiple languages.

Who is currently eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

To schedule a vaccination appointment, use the provincial booking system or call 1-888-999-6488 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. Only book or call if you are eligible.

To enable physical distancing and to reduce the number of people in the clinic, please arrive for your vaccine no more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.

Walk-ins will not be accepted, so please book your appointment in advance.

Fill-in the consent form before can reduce questions onsite and simplify the process.

Here is a great tip sheet from the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County on Making a Success of Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Residents of all ages who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are encouraged to follow announcements on the City of Ottawa and website and social media channels, and from local news media, to learn when they can receive their vaccine.

For more information on the vaccine distribution plans:

Transportation to Vaccine Clinics – City of Ottawa

Residents who are eligible for vaccination are encouraged to make a transportation plan for their appointment. This could include asking a family member or caregiver to provide you with a ride to your designated pop-up clinic.

If you are a current ParaTranspo user, it could also include booking a ride with Para Transpo or at 613-842-3600.

Others may book transportation to and from a vaccination clinic through the Ottawa Community Transportation. This service is free. COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure the safety of the rider and the driver, and wearing a mask is mandatory. Ottawa Community Transportation will contact you directly to provide all the information.

You must have a vaccine appointment already booked to request transportation. Please note: Same-day or next-day drives are not possible. At least 48 hours advance notice of your appointment is required to book transportation.

Vaccine safety

Safe and reliable vaccines can help protect you and your family from COVID-19.

Understanding how the vaccines are approved, how they work, and possible side effects are important too. Here are resources for you:

Ottawa Public Health

Government of Ontario

Other Resources

Anxiety about the Vaccine Availability and Safety – Ottawa Public Health

The COVID-19 situation can be very stressful. It is OK to not be OK. There are mental health resources available for those feeling anxious about vaccine safety and availability. See information about the safety and distribution above to inform yourself.

So, the day is finally here for you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You have followed all the rules and have stayed safe. After the vaccination, don’t forget to celebrate. Still follow the physical distance rules from public health and stay safe! Stay well!

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