COVID-19 vaccine eligibility extends to Ottawa residents 12 and older on Sunday – fr

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COVID-19 vaccine eligibility extends to Ottawa residents 12 and older on Sunday – fr


OTTAWA – Ottawa residents 12 and older will be able to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments starting Sunday, but Mayor Jim Watson predicts “there will be a level of frustration” due to the lack appointments available at clinics in the city.

“The short answer is we don’t have enough vaccines,” Watson said in a CTV News interview with Six Friday night.

“This information on descent for ages 12-18 was announced just over an hour ago, so our staff are analyzing the situation trying to get ready for Sunday to see that we have a supply available. “

The Ontario government has announced that at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, youth ages 12 and older from across Ontario will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the reservation system and the provincial call center. Appointments can also be booked at some pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine.

Watson says city officials have told Nepean MPP and Cabinet Minister Lisa MacLeod that Ottawa needs an additional 40,000 doses to meet demand from residents ages 12 to 17.

“I think there is going to be a certain level of frustration,” Watson said of the lack of nominations available in the city of Ottawa.

“We pushed the province to increase our allocation because we have no hesitation in getting vaccinated here, as is the case in other parts of the province, where a large number of nominations go unanswered. in Peel and Toronto.

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in persons 12 years of age and older.

Ontario says people who are under 12 on Sunday May 23 can make an appointment for a later date through the provincial call center.

Ontario expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Tuesday to all residents aged 18 and over. Within three hours of expanding eligibility to all adults, over 40,000 appointments were booked for City of Ottawa clinics and all available appointments were filled until the end of the day. end of June.

The city said it would announce if more appointments for vaccines were available, but no announcement was made of any new appointments. CTV News Ottawa contacted the city at 5 p.m. Friday to ask if other appointments would be available and how many appointments had been booked, but was told our questions would be answered next week.

Anthony Di Monte, general manager of Ottawa’s emergency and protective services, said earlier this week that the city plans to open dedicated COVID-19 vaccine appointments for young people between the ages of 12 and 17.

“Our team plans to operate clinics dedicated to youth and their families during the weeks of June 14 and 21,” said Di Monte.

Watson told CTV News on Six Friday Night that Ottawa plans to open two more mass vaccination sites next week.

“We need to increase the doses so that we can send more hits to the arms. Right now, we don’t know what our quantity will be for the next two days if we don’t get a new supply from the province, ”Watson said.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE

The Ontario government says that when making an appointment through the provincial online system, you will be asked for the following information:

At the time of booking, eligible people will schedule their first and second vaccination appointments.

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