Here’s the City’s weekly roundup of information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also get daily City updates on Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), and Instagram(link is external):
Covid-19 and Vaccine Updates:
- To date, more than 254,400 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.
- The Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order(link is external) remains in effect, requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes.
- The Ontario government made the decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break(link is external).
- The Province of Ontario opened pre-registration to individuals with highest risk health conditions and their caregivers. These individuals can visit Ottawa Public Health(link is external) to pre-register.
- The City continues to administer vaccines in accordance with the Province’s Vaccine Distribution Plan(link is external) while prioritizing those that are at highest risk of serious illness and death.
- Ontario is in Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan(link is external). All Ottawa residents age 60 and over can book appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics.
- Two more high-priority groups of residents are now eligible for vaccination appointments. In line with Province of Ontario guidance, vaccines will be made available to special education workers and homebound home health care recipients.
- The Province of Ontario announced the extension of vaccine appointments at community clinics to residents aged 50 and older who live in certain “hot spots”. Vaccination appointments for 50+ at community clinics are expected to fill up quickly.
- The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is available in select Ottawa pharmacies for eligible people ages 55 or older in 2021. Find your closest pharmacy(link is external).
- In addition to community vaccination clinics and mobile vaccination teams, we continue to operate pop-up clinics, clinics for Indigenous community members, and adult recipients of chronic home health care. Visit the Vaccination distribution page for more information.
- Moderate priority health care workers can now pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccine.
- The City is working with our partners at The Ottawa Hospital and Queensway Carleton Hospital to deliver vaccines to thousands of local health care workers. For more information on each of these delivery channels, including eligibility and booking information, please visit ottawa.ca.
- Visit the OPH Covid-19 Vaccination page(link is external) to learn who can currently get the Covid-19 vaccine and check out COVID-19 in Ottawa for the latest updates.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- ICYMI: Ottawa Public Health this week held a virtual technical briefing on COVID-19 in Ottawa(link is external) and actions we can take today to flatten the curve.
- New FAQ: If I receive the COVID-19 vaccine and experience symptoms afterwards that are similar to COVID-19, do I need to get tested(link is external)?
- If you receive a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca) you will need two shots to get the most protection. Learn more: OttawaPublicHealth.ca/VaccineSecondDose(link is external).
- Ottawa Public Health together with the City of Ottawa and community partners are hosting multilingual COVID-19 virtual town halls to answer questions and provide credible information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit our calendar(link is external) for upcoming session.
In case you missed it
- Have fun, stay active, and be COVIDwise in our parks.
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1(TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), and Instagram(link is external).