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Healthcare worker Thi Nguyen will administer the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at a COVID-19 clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Thousands more Ottawa residents can now schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as the Ontario government expands the criteria for receiving the shot.
Starting Thursday at 8:00 a.m., the following groups in Ottawa were able to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment using the online booking system and the province’s call center:
According to Anthony Di Monte, general manager of emergency and protection services for Ottawa, there will be more than 60,000 appointments available in the city by the end of May.
« More will be added in June as soon as the province confirms how many more doses we will receive. »
Heads up #OttCity, many changes in vaccination eligibility are changing today!
The groups listed below can now book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment using the @ ONgov online tool: https://t.co/pdqHDaEnlH or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
Further information: https://t.co/T46CxOk6bQ pic.twitter.com/ScrK7s63de
On Monday, Ottawa residents aged 18 and over were able to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in zip codes K1T, K1V, and K2V.
As of Wednesday, the city had received 362,780 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 353,515 residents received at least one dose of the vaccine, which is 41 percent of residents over the age of 18.
The Ontario government says these groups will be eligible to book an appointment through the provincial online booking system starting May 6th at 8:00 am.
The Ontario government says that when booking an appointment through the province’s online system, you will be asked for the following information:
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