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 641,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa and more than 66 per cent of adults have received at least one dose. More than 55,000 doses were administered in Ottawa last week.
- The Province announced(link is external) that additional groups are eligible to book their second dose vaccine appointments
- Adults aged 70 and older who do not have a second dose vaccine appointment can book one through the provincial booking tool(link is external) starting Monday at 8 am
- Adults aged 70 and older can reschedule an existing second dose booking for an earlier date starting Monday, June 7 at 8 am
- Adults aged 70 and older can also book their second dose at a participating pharmacy(link is external) starting Friday, June 4
- Anyone who booked a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before April 18, can reschedule an existing second dose booking for an earlier date through the provincial booking tool(link is external) starting Monday, June 7 at 8 am
- Anyone who booked a first dose of Pfizer of Moderna on or before April 18 can also book their second dose at a participating pharmacy(link is external) starting Friday, June 4
- The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health have launched a series of pop-up clinics to reach residents of priority neighbourhoods(link is external). Use the new address search tool to see if you're in an eligible neighbourhood to receive a COVID vaccine at one of the pop-up vaccine clinics.
- A vaccination clinic for First Nation, Inuit and Métis youth(link is external) aged 12-15 is being held at Rideau High School, 815 St. Laurent Boulevard, this Sunday, June 6 from 9 am-5 pm. Call 613-691-5505 to book your appointment.
- The government of Ontario released its Three-Step Roadmap(link is external) to safely reopen the province based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.
- As the City receives more vaccines from the Province and the provincial booking system is updated, more appointments will become available. Visit the City’s Vaccine distribution page for more information.
- Visit the Frequently asked questions page(link is external) for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- “I would like to ask community members to think about people you know who may be struggling, especially parents who need a break. […] Give them a call or send a text. Perhaps offer to watch their children in a park or backyard, even for a few hours. Your small act of kindness could be someone’s lifeline.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches.(link is external)
- Until enough people are immunized against COVID-19, please keep up with COVID Wise(link is external) public health guidelines to protect yourself and others. Even those who have received a vaccine will need to continue to wear a mask, stay home and get tested when sick, and stay two metres apart from those living outside your household.
- To support businesses in reporting COVID outbreaks within the workplace, OPH has developed a new COVID-19 Workplace Reporting Tool. To find this tool and other resources to keep your business safe from COVID-19, visit https://bit.ly/3yBiZ9M(link is external)
In case you missed it
- City’s September 2021-2022 Before and After School programs now online – Registration will take place on Wednesday, June 9 at 9 pm. Programs are offered in English and French.
City will reopen some in-person counter services on Monday, June 7 – Clients can start reserving appointments for that week.
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).