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 406,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa and more than 40 per cent of Ottawa residents 18 years and older have received at least one dose.
- The age limit for COVID-19 vaccine appointments was lowered to 18 and older for “hot spot” communities and 50 and older for community clinics.
- Visit the City’s updated Vaccine Distribution page to see who is eligible for vaccines, including individuals with high-risk and highest-risk health conditions, and the first group of essential workers(link is external) who cannot work from home. You can use the OPH COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Screening Tool(link is external) to see if you can currently receive the COVID-19 vaccine and learn how to book an appointment.
- The City added a new community clinic at the Infinity Convention Centre that can accommodate residents from the provincially-designated “hot spots” in Ottawa. Residents 18 and older in these locations can book an appointment at the Infinity Centre or at any other community clinic through Ontario.ca/bookvaccine(link is external).
- The Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order(link is external) remains in effect, requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- “My advice to you has been and continues to be to take the first vaccine that is made available to you.” Read Dr. Vera Etches’ latest statement(link is external).
- Who can currently get the COVID-19 vaccine? Check eligibility and learn how to get a vaccine(link is external).
- Every person who gets vaccinated brings us closer to #CommunityImmunity. Learn more about our new campaign to promote vaccines(link is external).
- Check out the new tool to support individuals with disabilities(link is external) get better access City of Ottawa COVID-19 vaccine clinics. After booking your appointment, you can let us know about additional supports you might need.
- Visit our calendar(link is external) for upcoming COVID-19 community events.
- It’s OK to not be OK. Check out OPH’s mental health resources(link is external).
In case you missed it
- Here are some happy and healthy ways to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day. However you choose to mark the occasion, keep in mind that with each passing day, with each vaccine administered in Ottawa, we are getting closer to Community Immunity.
- Pop-up clinics are temporary clinics that set up shop for a shorter and specified timeframe. What you don’t see are the many people behind the scenes who helped make that long-awaited injection a reality.
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).