New groups eligible for drop-ins, and over 40K COVID-19 vaccination appointments still available this week for Ottawa residents

Now is the time to get your COVID-19 booster and increase your protection against severe illness as the Omicron variant surges in our community. Ottawa Public Heath (OPH) has more than 40,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for the week of January 10, 2022.

The appointments are available to eligible Ottawa residents who are in need of a first, second, or booster dose. For more information on how to book, visit Ottawa Public Health’s vaccine website.

Expanded eligibility for groups to drop-in at certain OPH vaccination clinics

Effective Monday, January 10, OPH is increasing drop-in eligibility at certain community clinics to prioritize immunizing these four groups:

Residents in these priority groups can drop-in to the following clinics at any time moving forward:

  • EY Centre 4899 Uplands Drive
    • January 10 - onward: 7:45 am to 8:10 pm
  • University of Ottawa - Minto Sports Complex 801 King Edward Avenue
    • January 10 - onward: 7:45 am to 8:10 pm
  • Nepean Sportsplex (Curling Rink - Entrance 4)– 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
    • January 10 - onward: 8:15 am to 7:30 pm

COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents aged 60 and older, and pregnant individuals

OPH has increased capacity to better serve older adults 60 years and older in the Ottawa community who still require a third (booster) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as for pregnant individuals seeking a first, second, or booster dose at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Adults over 60 remain at greater risk for serious illness and complications from COVID-19. For many, their immunity is likely to have decreased and getting a third (booster) dose ensures they are as protected as possible against serious illness and complications from COVID-19. Adults aged 60 and older who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and at least 84 days (three months) have passed since their last dose are encouraged to contact OPH’s booking line today to book an appointment.

For pregnant individuals, getting the COVID-19 vaccine can help prevent complications or bad outcomes for parent and baby. Like everyone else, most pregnant people have mild COVID-19. However, pregnant people are at an increased risk of severe illness requiring hospital care and admission to the intensive care unit compared to those who are not pregnant. The antibodies a pregnant individual makes from the vaccine pass to the baby and help protect the baby after birth. Giving birth too early in pregnancy (preterm birth), having a caesarean delivery and having a baby admitted into a neonatal intensive care unit is more common in pregnant people with severe COVID-19. Pregnant individuals needing a COVID-19 vaccine, either first, second or booster dose are encouraged to call OPH’s booking line today.

Clinic details:

Nepean Sportsplex, (Halls A & B) – 1701 Woodroffe Avenue

  • January 10 to 13 from 12:45 to 7:15 pm
  • January 14 to 16 from 9:45 am to 4:15 pm
  • By appointment only – call OPH directly at 613-691-5505 to book

For the latest updates, visit OPH’s clinic information page.

Vaccinations and 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 by slowing the spread of COVID-19 and support the full resumption of business and in-person learning.

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