COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup April 2, 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 Vaccine Updates:

  • To date, more than 140,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.
  • Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake(link is external). All 34 Public Health Unit Regions to Move into Shutdown on Saturday, April 3.
  • The move to Shutdown status across the province will temporarily close City-managed recreation and cultural facilities for most indoor activities, limit the capacity at outdoor recreation amenities and suspend in-person City counter services.
  • Pre-registration is open for including, patient-facing health care workers, and some faith leaders who are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. Vaccination appointments are available for adult recipients of chronic home health care at the Canterbury Community Centre. Eligible residents are encouraged to visit is external) to confirm eligibility and pre-register.
  • Bookings for vaccinations are once again available for residents 70 years old and older at community vaccination clinics. Visit the provincial booking site(link is external) to make your appointment today.
  • Four community vaccination clinics are operating in Ottawa: the Nepean Sportsplex, the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA in Orléans, Ottawa City Hall and the Eva James Memorial Community Centre in Kanata. As vaccine supply increases over time, additional community clinics will be opened. 
  • As of April 2, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will be available in select #Ottawa pharmacies for eligible people ages 55 or older in 2021. These vaccinations are separate from OPH. Find out how to book.(link is external)
  • Planning is ongoing for Ottawa’s Phase 2 vaccination rollout in accordance with the Province’s three-phase plan(link is external).
  • The St. Laurent Complex community clinic is offering vaccines to First Nation, Inuit and Métis, aged 16 and older by appointment only. Call 613-691-5505 to book an appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted, and proof of Indigenous identity is required.
  • 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 their clinic. To book an appointment, call 613-740-0999, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
  • 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.

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