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:
- More than 1.4 million doses have been administered across our City.
- 83 per cent of Ottawa residents 18 and over have received at least one dose and 72 per cent are fully vaccinated.
- Anyone age 12 and over requiring a vaccine can drop-in to any of the four community clinics or a pop-up clinic. Vaccines also continue to be available through pharmacies(link is external).
- More pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone age 12 and up for first and second doses have now been scheduled.
- Workplaces, community organizations, places of worship and other groups can now request a mobile vaccination team to administer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on-site, at their own location. Request this service either by completing the mobile vaccine clinic request form online(link is external) or calling 613-691-5505 for assistance in completing the form.
- Is your second dose booked for the fall? Please rebook now for an earlier date(link is external) or to drop-in to a clinic. Maybe even today! Getting your second dose protects you from COVID-19 and variants (including Delta). Get yours at one of our drop-in community clinics or re-book your appointment(link is external).
- Remember, you can get a COVID-19 test at an assessment centre, care clinic, or community testing site. Learn more about when and how to get a test here(link is external).
- The Province of Ontario is currently in Step 3(link is external) of its three-step plan to safely reopen the province.
- Visit the City’s vaccine distribution page for more information on vaccines.
- Visit the frequently asked questions page(link is external) for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- “Achieving 90 per cent is possible, and we will need to work together as a community.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches(link is external).
- OPH recently updated our Community Immunity page(link is external) which now features even more helpful information on the importance of getting a vaccine, how to talk to others about vaccines, what to do as we continue the journey to community immunity, mental health resources and more.
- If I am young, COVID-19 won’t make me that sick, so why get the vaccine? Find out why by watching this short video(link is external). Dr Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, answers your COVID-19 vaccine questions!
- With less than six weeks left until the start of the school year, it’s time to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Drop-in to any clinic or book your first or second dose (link is external)now. Make sure you are fully vaccinated for the new school year.
- If you or someone you are supporting has a fear of needles (needle phobia) or anxiety, community clinic staff can support. To accommodate individuals with severe needle phobia, please fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine accessibility assessment form(link is external).
- Doctors from the Queensway Carleton Hospital share information about the COVID-19 vaccine in nine new videos available in eight different languages(link is external)!
In case you missed it
Help keep the ball rolling! Do your part in keeping the City open by getting vaccinated - You can now enjoy indoor dining at your favourite restaurants or pub, hit the gym, catch the latest blockbuster and more. The best way to continue to enjoy these well missed activities and avoid another wave of outbreaks is to be fully protected against the virus.
Fighting health care barriers with the Ottawa Health Team - With patio season in full swing and vaccinations underway, it may feel like the pandemic is almost over. But for the Ottawa Health Team(link is external), there is still a lot of work ahead.
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).