Updates from Ottawa Public Health - Jan. 26, 2023

Routine Vaccination for Children at Neighbourhood Health & Wellness Hubs

Routine vaccinations protect people and those around them against diseases like measles and polio, and are required for school and daycare attendance. For children and youth who are facing barriers to accessing routine vaccinations in the community, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is helping them get caught up on their vaccines. In addition to Ottawa Public Health’s Family Vaccination Clinics, four Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs now offer routine vaccinations. All vaccines at these clinics are offered at no cost, and an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card is not required.

A reminder to update immunization records by reporting them Ottawa Public Health. Visit ParentingInOttawa.ca/immunizations

Weekly Snapshot and Dashboard

Our weekly Respiratory Virus Snapshots are shared through OPH’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and posted on our main COVID-19 website at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/coronavirus. Check out the dashboard displaying information about respiratory virus activity: www.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/FluReport

Key Takeaways

  • Our monitoring indicators continue to paint an encouraging picture of our overall situation, though it’s important to note that while many of our indicators are in decline, there are still high levels of COVID-19 circulating in Ottawa. 
  • The layers of protection we’ve all been using throughout these winter months are still helpful in reducing the spread of these viruses. Wearing high-quality & well-fitted masks, staying home when sick & getting your vaccines (flu & COVID-19) help keep you and our community safe. 
  • If you have questions about eligibility or intervals for flu or COVID-19 vaccines, or about COVID-19 treatment options, you can find info on our website OttawaPublicHealth.ca, or you can also call us at 613-580-6744 and one of our wonderful nurses would be happy to chat with you. 
  • As always, you can find a more detailed breakdown of this week’s monitoring indicators on our dashboard: OttawaPublicHealth.ca/VirusReport


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