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 57,600 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.
- The first pop-up vaccination clinic(link is external) in Ottawa opened at the Albion-Heatherington Recreation Complex. Continuing over the weekend and through subsequent pop-up clinics, the most severely impacted residents will have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Additional pop-up clinics will be rolled out to the remaining high-priority neighbourhoods in the coming weeks.
- Bookings are available for eligible residents(link is external) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and more information on the next pop-up clinics will be shared on Monday, March 8. Kindly take note that call volumes are very high, so please do not call to book an appointment if you are not eligible. Learn more(link is external).
- Visit the Vaccine Distribution page for updates and check out our FAQs page for answers to questions frequently asked by residents.
- In addition to the pop-up clinics, vaccination efforts continue to focus on the highest priority health care workers as defined by the Province, Indigenous older adults, retirement home residents (second doses) and other congregate care settings for seniors, including shelters.
- Vaccination of these groups is occurring simultaneously through multiple delivery agents, including mobile vaccination teams, The Ottawa Hospital Clinic, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team and Ottawa Inner City Health(link is external).
- Once the vaccine supply allows, additional community clinics will open for other residents born in or before 1941 and residents who are receiving chronic homecare services. This is expected to take place later in March.
- For regularly updated information on COVID-19 in Ottawa, please consult Ottawa Public Health’s dashboard(link is external).
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- “Our collective goal is to reduce COVID-19 rates to be able to move to fewer restrictions under the Provincial framework and less pressure on the healthcare system. However, rates are no longer decreasing, and we are close to “red” category thresholds.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches(link is external).
- Ottawa Public Health is partnering with Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health(link is external) to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members aged 50 and older at St-Laurent Complex. Call today to book an appointment: 613-691-5505. You will be asked to provide proof of Indigenous identity/status. Learn more(link is external).
- Did you know we have three different screening tools? Adults, children and teens should all use separate tools when screening for #COVID19. Find the right tool for you(link is external).
In case you missed it
- The Spring 2021 recreation and culture eGuides are now online offering COVID-modified aquatics, inclusive recreation programming and virtual courses for every interest and age.
- For the ninth time, the City has been chosen as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
- Ottawa’s Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are sharing the best your neighbourhood has to offer. Buy Local Now Please!
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).