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Rural Ottawa residents to get 2nd COVID-19 vaccine doses at pop-up clinics June 20-25

A number of rural Ottawa residents will receive followup COVID-19 vaccine shots at a series of pop-up clinics held June 20 to 25. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa health workers will be calling rural residents who received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose at a pop-up clinic this week to schedule a followup shot in the days to come.

The City of Ottawa said Tuesday that residents matching this profile who haven’t yet booked a second-dose appointment should expect a phone call this week. Those who already have a followup appointment won’t be contacted.

Those contacted can arrange a second shot at a series of pop-up rural clinics set to be held between June 20 and 25.

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The clinics will be held at the R.J. Kennedy Memorial and Metcalfe arenas and the West Carleton and South Carleton high schools.

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Ottawa started taking appointments in late March for those aged 70 and older in rural communities to get vaccinated at a series of pop-up clinics. Eligible at that time were residents from West Carleton-March, Cumberland, Osgoode and Rideau-Goulbourn wards.

Even eligible residents will require an appointment before showing up for a second shot; walk-ups will not be accepted.

Appointments at these clinics are only available to those being contacted directly at this time, with bookings unavailable via the provincial system.

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