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 186,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.
- Ontario enacted a Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order(link is external), requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes.
- 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.
- Moderate priority health care workers can now pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccine.
- 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 vaccines will be 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.
- 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
- “This is our defining moment. We will not give up. We will not fall.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches(link is external).
- NEW: COVID-19 assessment centre open at the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena. Click here(link is external) for more information on this and other testing sites, and to book an appointment for testing.
- Please join TONIGHT, April 9 at 6 pm for a virtual interactive event in English and Arabic to learn about COVIDwise, Vaccine 101, and mental health resources and supports for you and your family. OPH members will also discuss more about the COVID-19 vaccines and answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information and to register(link is external).
- Do you speak Somali and/or Arabic? You can now contact Ottawa Public Health by text or voice clip on WhatsApp for information about COVID-19! Somali number(link is external): 613-229-3373 Arabic number(link is external): 613-229-3359.
- Parenting in Ottawa is now on Instagram(link is external)! Follow us there for all things parenting, from little ones to teens!
In case you missed it
- Have fun, stay active, and be COVIDwise in our parks.
- Due to the province-wide emergency shutdown regulations, all in-person April Break Day Camps that were originally scheduled from April 12 to 16 have been cancelled.
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).