Ottawa is beginning the month of May, with residents under age 18 in some areas eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Risk and ‘hot spots’ in the neighborhood
Residents living in areas of 2003 or earlier had postal codes beginning with K1T, K1V and K2V in areas with a code deemed “hot spot” for COVID-19 by the province – through Ottawa at a community clinic Can book vaccine appointment Ontario’s centralized booking system.
These neighborhoods differ from the Ottawa Vaccine Distribution Task Force’s strategy to focus on adults in the 21 most at-risk communities through pop-up clinics and other targeted approaches aimed at protecting the most vulnerable residents.
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Neighborhoods where residents of 18 and older are vaccinated for vaccinations under targets targeted to OPH residents: Ledbury-Heron Gate-Ridgmont, Emerald Woods – Sommill Creek, Hunt Club East-Western Community and Greenboro East. These appointments are available through the provincial booking system.
The OPH and Vaccine Task Force have stated that they are making changes to this strategy, which will soon see all adults 18 and older who are eligible for a jab.
Ontario on Friday reduced the age limit for booking COVID-19 vaccines to any adult 55 and older.
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From Thursday, May 6, any adult 50 years of age or older – born 1971 or earlier – will be eligible to book an appointment.
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Additionally, any high-risk health condition such as obesity, developmental disability and treatment requiring immunosuppression will become eligible for the vaccine. The province is also expected to expand eligibility First priority group of people Who cannot work from home, including teachers and workers in food and manufacturing facilities.
People 40 and older are eligible for vaccine appointments through participating local pharmacies.
Other eligible population
- Licensed child care workers
- Special education worker
- People who live and work care
- pregnant women
- People with the highest risk health status and their care. Conditions include organ and stem cell transplant recipients, people with kidney disease, hematologic malignancy or neurological conditions that affect their breathing.
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations 16 years and older, Wabano Center for Aboriginal Health and Ecological Inuit Family Health Team
For anyone unsure if they are eligible for a vaccine, OPH has developed Screening tool To answer that question. There is complete knowledge of vaccines in the public health unit Available on its website.
Ottawa has issued vaccination bookings for the first four weeks of May through its community clinics and will expand the number of available slots when the vaccine is confirmed in the future.
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