Médecine Familiale 535 Family Practice
We encourage all our patients who haven't yet received their COVID vaccines to do so!
Appointments for the COVID vaccine are made either online at the following link or by phone at 1-833-943-3900. Residents of Quebec can make an appointment at Quebec.ca/vaccinCOVID or by phone at 1-877-644-4545.
Until further notice, we will NOT be giving COVID vaccines in our office.
THIRD DOSES FOR SELECT INDIVIDUALS:
On August 17, 2021, Ontario announced that third doses of COVID19 vaccine are available at an interval of at least 2 months after the second dose, to the following individuals who are severely immune compromised:
• Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
• Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy)
• Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)
Ottawa Public Health is urgently working with local hospitals to develop a standardized letter for patients who meet this eligibility criteria for distribution via hospital-based specialists. Patients can bring this letter to mass immunization clinics or pharmacies to show as proof of eligibility for a third dose.
Please note that it is NOT expected that primary care providers provide their patients with proof that they meet the third dose criteria.
Additionally, residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), High-Risk Retirement Homes (RH) and Elder Care Lodges will be offered a third dose of vaccination at an interval of at least 5 months after the second dose.
COVID VACCINATIONS RECEIVED OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO:
If you live in Ottawa and have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Province of Ontario, you must provide your proof of immunization to Ottawa Public Health at the following link.
PROOF OF VACCINATION:
If you need your COVID vaccination receipt, you can log in to the provincial portal to download or print it.
COVID VACCINE EXEMPTION LETTERS:
Please be advised that medical exemptions to the COVID vaccine are extremely rare.
As per guidance released by the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario:
The largest group of individuals who receive a medical exception will be those with severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of its components and who have been assessed by an allergist/ immunologist to review methods for possible (re)administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Another group of individuals who may receive a medical exemption are those who are delaying their second dose because of a diagnosed episode of myocarditis/pericarditis after receipt of an initial dose of an mRNA vaccine.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID VACCINE:
If you have questions regarding the vaccines, please check out the 'FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS' section of Ottawa Public's Health website.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for on the above websites, please send your specific question / concern to us via the Pomelo portal or call us. Please note it might take a few business days before you get a response.
In order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and keep our patients and staff safe, we have implemented the following measures:
We ask that you come alone. If you must be accompanied by someone (such is the case for children or adult dependants), we ask that only one person accompany you.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn while you are in the office. We will not let you into the clinic without a mask.
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