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 110,100 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.
- All residents 75 and over can now book to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
- Planning is ongoing for Ottawa’s Phase 2 vaccination rollout in accordance with the Province’s three-phase plan(link is external).
- Four community vaccination clinics are now operating in Ottawa and working with two shifts each: 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. Visit the OPH COVID-19 Vaccine page(link is external) to check eligibility and to book an appointment.
- Since January, our Paramedics have administered almost 20,000 vaccines at Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes in Ottawa.
- Vaccination appointments are available for residents age 75 and older (born in or before 1946) at rural pop-up clinics in wards 5 (West Carleton-March), 19 (Cumberland), 20 (Osgoode), and 21 (Rideau-Goulbourn). Adult recipients of chronic home care can also book at pop-up clinics. Eligible residents can call 613-691-5505 to book an appointment.
- The St. Laurent Complex community clinic is offering vaccines to First Nation, Inuit and Métis, aged 40 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.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- “The numbers on Ottawa Public Health’s dashboard represent people – grandparents, mothers, fathers, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends. Neighbours, knowledge keepers, people we passed on the street, on the bus. Our collective efforts will prevent more loss, as will the vaccinations that are just starting to make a difference for older adults’ risk in our community.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches(link is external).
- ICYMI – Watch the presentation by the Ottawa Disability Coalition, Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa Accessibility Office on COVID-19 vaccination for people with disabilities(link is external) in Ottawa.
- FYI: personal support workers who have not yet pre-registered for a vaccine can complete the online form(link is external). PSWs who don’t have an OHIP card can call 613-691-5505 to pre-register. After that, you'll be given an appointment in the coming days/weeks.
- Check out OPH’s multilingual resources to get answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions in Arabic, Somali, and Simplified Chinese:
In case you missed it
- City adds resources to ease vaccination clinic over-bookings.
- On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death in Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson hosted an interfaith service to honour all City of Ottawa residents who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
- The story of one Ottawa family’s journey through COVID-19, complete with a happy ending.
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).