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DROP IN CLINICS:
WALK-IN COVID VACCINE now available:
Beginning Wednesday, July 21, clinics will be operating at five locations:
Eva James Memorial Community Centre – 65 Stonehaven Drive
Nepean Sportsplex – 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa City Hall – 110 Laurier Avenue West
Queensway Carleton Hospital – 3045 Baseline Rd
Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA – 265 Centrum Boulevard
Anyone with a future appointment at a previously available community clinic is encouraged to rebook now for an earlier date at the most convenient location.
If these locations are not convenient for residents, there are other options to get a vaccine in their neighbourhood:
Visit a pop-up clinic if you live in a priority neighbourhood.
Book an appointment with your local pharmacy.
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Please do not call our office regarding the COVID vaccine. We need to keep our phone lines free for patients with immediate medical needs. Your best resource is the Ottawa Public Health website (link below).
We recommend taking the first vaccine offered to you.
COVID VACCINE CLINICS:
For those who received the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine at our clinic, we have organized a booster clinic on July 10, 2021, with the Moderna vaccine. While receiving a booster with any of the vaccines is an option (Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca), the Moderna vaccine is the one available to us at this time.
See below for vaccine after-care instructions.
SECOND DOSE of COVID VACCINE:
- 28 days after your first dose if you received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccine.
- 8-12 weeks after your first dose if you received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
- People 12 years of age or older who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
- Can schedule a second dose appointment that is at least 28 days after their first dose.
- Please note: Appointments can be made through the provincial booking system or at a participating pharmacy. If you live in an eligible neighbourhood, you can also receive your vaccine at a pop-up clinic.
- Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
- Can contact the pharmacy or primary care provider where they received their first dose if they would like a second dose of AstraZeneca at least 8-12 weeks after their first dose.
- Can schedule a second dose appointment to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 8-12 weeks after their first dose.
- People 12 years of age and older in First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
- People unable to leave their home because of a health condition or special needs who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
POP UP CLINICS:
Only residents living in the specific neighbourhoods will be eligible for first-dose vaccination. Second doses will be available for any priority neighbourhood resident of any age who received their first dose on or before April 18, 2021. For residents aged 70+, they can receive a second dose 28 days after receiving an mRNA vaccine, and 56 days after receiving Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Appointments can only be made in-person during operating hours, on a first come first serve basis.
List of eligible priority neighbourhoods:
- West Centretown
- Emerald Woods – Sawmill Creek
- Greenboro East
- Hunt Club Park
- Hawthorne Meadows – Sheffield Glen
- Ledbury – Heron Gate – Ridgemont
- Parkwood Hills – Stewart Farm
- Lowertown East-ByWard Market
- Sandy Hill
- Vanier North
- Vanier South
- Manor Park
- Overbrook – McArthur
- Carson Grove – Carson Meadows
- Carleton Heights – Rideauview
- Hunt Club East – Western Community
- Whitehaven – Queensway Terrace North
- Bayshore – Belltown
- Britannia Village
Residents in priority neighbourhoods may also be eligible for vaccination at the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre. Please visit bruyere.org to review eligibility and access their online booking tool.
For those who received the AstraZeneca as their first vaccine, rest assured that you did the right thing! The the reason for the pause of AstraZeneca rollout as a first vaccine was multifactorial (including an increased supply of mRNA vaccines and declining COVID numbers). You took an extremely effective vaccine, decreasing your risk of illness, hospitalization and death, and contributing to the decreasing transmission of COVID in our community. The overall risk of blood clots remains very low (estimated 1.7: 100,000 based on Ontario data and 1: 1 million for 2nd doses based on UK data).
Please do not phone or email the clinic in regard to COVID vaccines.
Information on vaccines:
- Understanding the blood clot issue behind the AstraZeneca vaccine and its safety: www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/04/17/understanding-the-blood-clot-issue
- Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology recommendations for COVID vaccination in pregnant patients: sogc.org/common/Uploaded%20files/Latest%20News/SOGC_Statement_COVID-19_Vaccination_in_Pregnancy.pdf
- Answers to vaccine questions for patients over 80: https://www.ontariofamilyphysicians.ca/tools-resources/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccines/covid-vax-80plus-qa.pdf
- Short patient education videos developed by healthcare workers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUKIRxHVLkEUm727UtibHSg
- Ontario Ministry of Health vaccine information https://covid-19.ontario.ca/getting-covid-19-vaccine-ontario#phase-1
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