New Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated: May 5

The Province recently announced that additional groups will be eligible to book an appointment through the provincial online booking system and call centre beginning Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 8 am including:


• Individuals turning 50 and over in 2021

• Individuals with high-risk and highest-risk health conditions:

- Obesity (BMI > 40)

- Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g. chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)

- Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g. Down Syndrome)

- Pregnant individuals

- Organ transplant recipients

- Other health conditions listed as highest risk by the Province of Ontario.

• First group of essential workers who cannot work from home including:

- Education staff who provide direct supports to students with complex special needs

- Elementary/secondary school workers

- Workers responding to critical events (e.g. police, fire, special constables)

- Enforcement, inspection and compliance (e.g. by-law, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers)

- Individuals working in licensed child care settings

- Food manufacturing and distribution workers

- Agriculture and farm workers

- Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers

• Residents 18 and over (born in or before 2003) living in one of the three provincially defined “hot spots” that have postal codes beginning with K1T, K1V or K2V.


Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to access the provincial booking system or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. Only book or call if you are eligible.


When you book your appointments through the provincial booking system, you will receive a confirmation code. Please bring this code with you when you go to your appointments. If you do not have a confirmation code, your appointments were not successfully completed. Please revisit the provincial booking system or call 1-833-943-3900 to book your appointments and receive your confirmation code.


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 at any location

· This includes walk-ins at the end of the day

· Book your appointment in advance

· Remaining doses at the end of the day will be administered to residents on the wait list.


Second doses

· Information about the interval between doses and your appointment for a second dose is available on OttawaPublicHealth.ca


Transportation

· Need assistance getting to your appointment, we may be able to help


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Visit ottawa.ca or OttawaPublicHealth.ca for more information on Ottawa’s vaccination distribution plan.



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