COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup July 9, 2021

Covid-19 and Vaccine Updates:

The latest from Ottawa Public Health

  • Our COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard (link is external)is updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 pm. Check it out for information about ongoing vaccine distribution in our community.
  • Sign up to get notifications about same-day COVID-19 vaccine appointments to receive your first or second dose. The wait-list tool has been expanded for use by all eligible residents in Ottawa. Eligible individuals can register here(link is external).
  • When choosing to get vaccinated it’s important to know all the facts. Check out our webpage(link is external) to learn more about COVID-19 vaccine brands and mixing vaccine type.
  • If you or someone you are supporting has a fear of needles (needle phobia) or anxiety, community clinic staff can support. To accommodate individuals with severe needle phobia, please fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine accessibility assessment form(link is external).
  • Join us on July 10 at 6 pm for a virtual Vaccine 101 information session in French(link is external). There will be a question and answer session with Dr. Hugues Loemba, Associate Professor of Medicine, Physician-Researcher and Virologist, and Rev. Pastor Jose Mukesa of El Shaddai Church in Ottawa. Questions can be asked in French, Lingala, Swahili, and English.
  • Calling all youth! The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre is hosting Vaccine 101: a virtual townhall for youth on July 13 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Register here to attend(link is external), and get answers to all your vaccine related questions.
  • Watch Hannah Walhad(link is external), an economist, and Félicité Murangira(link is external), a community developer with Ottawa Public Health, share their COVID vaccine stories, including their concerns and reasons for getting the vaccine. For the full playlist of vaccine ambassador stories, please visit Ottawa Public Health’s YouTube channel(link is external).

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