Ottawa Public Well being is asking folks 90 and older who turned eligible mid-week to be vaccinated to now look forward to the province’s on-line system to launch Monday earlier than reserving an appointment.
Lineups fashioned exterior the Nepean Sportsplex within the metropolis’s west finish Friday, the place COVID-19 vaccines have been being administered to the oldest Ottawans.
Town stated some folks have been exhibiting up with out appointments, nevertheless, whereas others have been arriving too early.
Whereas appointment bookings for anyone 90 and older began on Wednesday, town stated in a launch Friday that “all obtainable appointments have been booked.”
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Individuals with out appointments is not going to be let into the vaccine clinic, town stated.
Those that do have appointments ought to arrive 5 to 10 minutes earlier than, and anybody who reveals up earlier ought to wait of their automobile.
Excessive-priority clinics nonetheless operating
Officers are additionally asking folks to cease calling to guide an appointment via town, with appointments absolutely booked on the Nepean Sportsplex till Tuesday.
Pop-up clinics are nonetheless obtainable for residents 80 and older and people receiving power dwelling care who stay in a high-priority neighbourhood.
Affected person-facing health-care staff can additionally nonetheless pre-register for a vaccination appointment on OPH’s web site.
Everybody else who’s eligible, together with these 80 and older, ought to schedule their pictures via the province’s online and phone booking system, which is meant to launch in some unspecified time in the future Monday.
Individuals might want to present present both an electronic mail handle or cellular phone quantity, in addition to their well being card quantity.
After that, folks will be capable of choose a close-by vaccination centre and select a time slot from the obtainable appointments.
They’ll then obtain an electronic mail with a affirmation code.