QCH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic expands to vaccinate eligible individuals
April 16, 2021
Queensway Carleton Hospital’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will begin administering doses to everyone who is eligible to further support the vaccine rollout in Ottawa, starting on Monday.
Eligible individuals are able to book their vaccine appointment at QCH’s Vaccine Clinic through the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking tool starting today. Eligibility is determined by the priority groups identified by Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program.
“Opening up our clinic to the public has always been our ultimate goal for the clinic – we’re here to support Ottawa Public Health with the vaccine roll out. This will help expand access to those living in Ottawa,” says Dr. Andrew Falconer, President and CEO. “I encourage everyone to get the vaccine when they are eligible and able to do so.”
The clinic, which opened on March 11, has been administering doses of the Pfizer vaccine to community healthcare workers, hospital healthcare workers, and eligible special education teachers. The staff at the clinic have been involved in our QCH Vaccine Strike Team, who have been supporting community vaccination.
To further stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important that everyone continues to follow the guidelines set in place to keep us safe: wearing a mask when you are in public or within two meters of others, washing your hands, practicing physical distancing, and staying home.
To find out if you are eligible for the vaccine and book your appointment, as well as find more information on the vaccine and the rollout, please visit the Ontario vaccine webpage.
About Queensway Carleton Hospital
Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, Queensway Carleton Hospital has built its reputation as a leading acute care hospital by seeing the person in each of the nearly 500,000 people who turn to it for care each year. QCH’s agility and collaborative culture enable it to respond quickly to the most pressing healthcare challenges facing its vibrant and growing communities through advanced programs that reinvent models of patient care. QCH has been named the #1 hospital in Ottawa by Newsweek magazine in 2021 and as a top employer in Canada by Forbes magazine.
Kelly Spence, Communications Assistant