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, nearly 580,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa and more than 60 per cent of adults have received at least one dose. The pace of vaccination continues to increase with more than 67,000 doses administered in Ottawa last week – the highest weekly total to date.
- The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are launching a new series of pop-up clinics to reach residents of priority neighbourhoods(link is external) beginning Monday, May 31.
- All adults age 80 and older may book their second dose vaccine appointments through the provincial booking system beginning Monday, May 31.
- Youth aged 12 and over in Ottawa can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics.
- 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.
- Some City outdoor amenities, including splash pads, have opened up.
- 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.
- Use the OPH COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Screening Tool(link is external) to see if you can currently receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and visit the Frequently asked questions page(link is external) for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- After you receive your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine please continue to wear a mask, stay home and get tested when sick, and stay two metres apart from those living outside your household. Until we reach #CommunityImmunity(link is external), we must stay the course.
- Are you wondering how to talk to your children about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? KidsHealthFirst.ca(link is external) has resources to help you and your family feel more confident about COVID-19 vaccines.
- There are many ways to prevent burnout. Find coping strategies that work for you, keep a routine as much as possible and practise positive self-talk. Most importantly, ask for help when you need it. Visit the OPH website(link is external) for more information on protecting your mental health.
- Got questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and the ongoing vaccine rollout in our community? A great place to find answers is our COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ page(link is external).
- Watch Eugene Luanda, a social worker with Ottawa Public Health, share his COVID vaccine story(link is external), including his experience and how he dealt with personal and societal views surrounding the vaccines.
- Join us on Saturday May 29 at 4 pm for a Zoom presentation and Q&A session about COVID-19 vaccines in Kirundi!
In case you missed it
- Shared electric kick scooters are rolling onto Ottawa streets – Shared and private e-scooters offer residents a personal mobility choice that is supportive of physical distancing guidelines, makes connecting with transit easier and can reduce car trips.
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).