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Ottawa aims to give COVID booster doses to all adults by the end of January

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The City of Ottawa is working to increase COVID-19 vaccination capacity in the new year, with the goal of providing a booster shot to all residents aged 18 and over by the at the end of January.

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue at clinics in Ottawa through Christmas weekend, the city has provided an update on the administration of third doses to adults in Ottawa.

“Accelerated third-dose vaccinations are a top priority and the goal is to provide a third dose to all residents 18 years and older who want it, by the end of January 2022,” a doctor’s note said. -hygienist Dr Vera Etches and Kim Ayotte, Executive Director of Emergency and Protective Services Ottawa.

“The goal is staff and infrastructure dependent. The Emergency Operations Center is working on the staffing plan, including a second mega-site in the new year to increase appointments to the clinic.”

As of Monday, 643,000 Ottawa residents aged 18 and over became eligible to receive the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents aged 50 and over became eligible for a booster dose on December 13.

As of Friday, 231,459 Ottawa residents have received a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The memo says “contingency planning” has resulted in 126,238 additional appointments available at clinics across the city since Dec. 6.

“Currently, more than 9,000 residents are vaccinated daily at city clinics. This rate is rapidly approaching the average highs reached in the summer of 2021, which saw around 10,000 residents vaccinated daily at city clinics,” indicates the note of Etches and Ayotte.

According to the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard, more than 18,000 third doses were administered daily in Ottawa on December 20, 21, 22 and 23 at community clinics, pharmacies and doctor’s offices in Ottawa. family.

Vaccination clinic operations will continue during the holidays in some locations.

You can make an appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, by calling the Provincial Contact Center for Vaccines at 1-833-943-3900 and via select pharmacies and primary care facilities.

COVID-19 VACCINE RAPID STATISTICS IN OTTAWA

As of December 24:

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (5+): 889,629

  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (5+): 819,134

  • Ottawa residents with 3 doses (12+): 231,459

  • Proportion or population aged five years and over who received at least one dose: 90%

  • Proportion of the population aged five and over fully vaccinated: 83%