9,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Ottawa as city steps up vaccination efforts
OTTAWA — As more doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Ottawa, the city continues its efforts to vaccinate residents in all retirement homes.
Ottawa received 9,360 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, allowing Ottawa Public Health and its partners to continue vaccinating high-risk individuals.
The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard shows as of Thursday, 60 per cent of residents in retirement homes have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ottawa paramedics were scheduled to visit six more retirement homes on Friday to administer the COVID-19 dose to residents.
There are 84 designated retirement homes in Ottawa. Public health officials identified 37 of those as high-risk, and the first doses were administered to residents in those within four days last week.
Health officials are also conducting COVID-19 vaccinations outside of retirement homes.
The Wabano Centre has been holding a three-day vaccination clinic for Indigenous elders this week.