COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup April 23, 2021

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:

The latest from Ottawa Public Health

  • “I want to remind people who have received a vaccine or are getting one soon – whether one dose or both – that you will need to keep up with the behaviours like maintaining distance from others, wearing a mask, and keeping your hands clean, when with people outside of your households, until more people are fully vaccinated.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches(link is external).
  • The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective at reducing the risk of serious outcomes from COVID-19. The best COVID vaccine to get is the one you are eligible to get first. Click here for more info(link is external).
  • Protecting communities by building immunity: Find vaccine and COVID-19 resources(link is external) for First Nation, Métis and Inuit community members age 16 and older. Call today to book a vaccine appointment: 613-691-5505. You will be asked to provide proof of Indigenous identity/status.
  • If you are Inuit and live in the Ottawa area, the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team(link is external) is offering COVID-19 vaccines at its clinic. To book an appointment, call 613-740-0999, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Please join us on Sunday, April 25 from 2 pm to 4 pm for a Bengali virtual vaccine town hall on Zoom. OPH will answer your questions and provide credible information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Bengali. To join, click here, and visit our calendar(link is external) for upcoming multilingual COVID-19 virtual town halls.
  • Check out OPH’s multilingual resources to get answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions in Arabic, Somali, and Simplified Chinese:
  • We all have our own reasons for choosing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out what your community is saying in our multilingual video series(link is external).

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