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COVID-19: Ottawa opens Infinity Centre vaccine clinic for ‘hot spot’ neighbourhoods

Ottawa will add a new community COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Infinity Centre to vaccinate residents in at-risk neighbourhoods. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa is opening a new community clinic site to help vaccinate residents of at-risk communities against COVID-19.

The Infinity Centre at 2901 Gibford Dr. will primarily accommodate residents of nearby neighbourhoods that have been hit hard by COVID-19.

The city said in a statement last Monday that the south-end convention centre is well-positioned to vaccinate residents in the K1T and K1V postal codes, which have been designated “hot spots” by the province, as well as some of the other at-risk neighbourhoods Ottawa Public Health has identified.

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Appointments at the site will be available through the provincial vaccine booking system.

Currently, residents aged 18 and older in the province’s hot spots and in the Ledbury-Heron Gate-Ridgemont, Emerald Woods–Sawmill Creek, Hunt Club East-Western Community and Greenboro East neighbourhoods are eligible for vaccination.

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On Thursday, eligibility will expand to include all Ottawa residents aged 50 and older, an initial group of people who can’t work from home and those with certain high-risk health conditions.

Ottawa so far has set up community vaccination sites at City Hall, the Eva James Memorial Centre, the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, the St. Laurent Complex and the Nepean Sportsplex, with plans to open an additional site at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park soon.

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