As vaccine uptake slows, Ottawa closes half its community vaccination sites – CBC

It’s ‘bittersweet,’ say health-care staff

Jul 21, 2021

Starting Wednesday, more than half of Ottawa’s community vaccination clinics will shut down as the city starts winding down its mass vaccination program with rates slowing down dramatically.

The five clinics — which the city says are strategically located across Ottawa — “have the capacity to handle the anticipated demand for appointments,” says a memo to council released late Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, the remaining open locations include:

Eva James Memorial Community Centre.
Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B).
Ottawa City Hall.
Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA.
Queensway Carleton Hospital (which has a plan to close on July 30).
The memo said along with the remaining community clinics, shots will still be available at pharmacies, doctors offices, as well as pop-ups with a focus on priority neighbourhoods and targeted populations.

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