COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup


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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, Twitter, and Instagram.

Covid-19 and Vaccine Updates:

  • More than 1.2 million doses have been administered across our City.
  • More than 81 per cent of Ottawa residents 18 and over have received at least one dose and 52 per cent have received two doses.
  • The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are making it easier for residents who have yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who has not yet had a first dose can now drop in to any City-run community clinic between 10 am and 7 pm or pop-up clinic while supplies last. No appointment needed. You can find a clinic near you by using the vaccine clinic location tool on
  • More pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics for priority neighbourhoods for first and second doses have now been scheduled. These clinics are intended to raise vaccination rates in priority neighbourhoods and remove some barriers to accessing the vaccine. Pop-up clinics will continue while needed.
  • On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 am, Ontario will move to Step 3 of its Three-Step Roadmap to safely reopen the province.
  • Visit the City’s Vaccine distribution page for more information on vaccines.
  • Visit the Frequently asked questions page for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations.

The latest from Ottawa Public Health

  • Our COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard 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.
  • When choosing to get vaccinated it’s important to know all the facts. Check out our webpage 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.
  • Join us on July 10 at 6 pm for a virtual Vaccine 101 information session in French. 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, and get answers to all your vaccine related questions.
  • Watch Hannah Walhad, an economist, and Félicité Murangira, 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.

In case you missed it

  • Indoor Swimming Lessons - Check out the revised eGuides and dates for our summer Learn-to-Swim lessons. Registration will start on Monday, July 12 at 9 pm. When registering, fees will be adjusted to reflect the delay in start dates. Classes are projected to begin the week of July 26.

  • Anti-Racism Engagement Sessions - This month, the City of Ottawa’s Anti-Racism Secretariat will launch the second phase of its engagement plan with new virtual public engagement sessions to give residents further opportunities to help shape its work.

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