City adds shuttle buses to ease vaccine over-bookings at Eva James Memorial Community Centre

(Eva James Memorial Centre Vaccination Clinic – March 22, 2021. Photo: City of Ottawa)

The City of Ottawa is adding resources today to deal with the provincial issues on the booking system. The system has experienced over-bookings on March 23, 24 and 25 for community vaccination clinics. Excess appointments were booked at the Eva James Memorial Community Centre in Kanata and Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA in Orleans.

Addressing the issue, the City has added resources and vaccination capacity by expanding service at the Nepean Sportsplex and opening a temporary clinic at the François Dupuis Recreation Centre in Orléans.

Residents, who were double-booked and who have not had their appointment re-scheduled, will be shuttled by bus from the Eva James Memorial Community Centre and the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA to another vaccination site.

Residents are not required to use the shuttle but still need to go to the Eva James Memorial Community Centre first, as well those who were booked at the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA. COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure the safety of the riders and the driver, and wearing a mask is mandatory. Shuttles will be in service until later today.

Residents who have not received a phone call or email to re-schedule their appointment, should proceed to the appointment as planned. To enable physical distancing and to reduce the number of people in the clinic, please arrive for your vaccine no more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.


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