Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has provided an update to Council regarding the City of Ottawa’s vaccination campaign against COVID-19. As of this week, the city doubled the number of third dose administered since last week and over 17,500 residents have successfully booked an appointment at OPH’s four multipurpose clinics. Additionally, OPH has expanded available appointments into the middle of December, providing appointment options for the majority of Ottawa residents currently eligible for a third dose.
There remains sufficient capacity and appointment availability at all the clinics in Ottawa for residents who have had at least six months (168 days) since their second dose and are currently eligible for a third dose or those residents that are immunocompromised. Residents that are currently unable to book an appointment are not eligible for vaccination before mid-December and they are encouraged to OPH’s website as more appointments will be released closer to their eligibility date. A reminder that eligible residents can also seek third (booster) doses from their local pharmacies and that health care workers that are employed at local hospitals should reach out to their employer for specific clinic options.