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 1.4 million doses have been administered across our City.
  • 83 per cent of Ottawa residents 18 and over have received at least one dose and 72 per cent are fully vaccinated.
  • Anyone age 12 and over requiring a vaccine can drop-in to any of the four community clinics or a pop-up clinic. Vaccines also continue to be available through pharmacies.
  • More pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone age 12 and up for first and second doses have now been scheduled.
  • Workplaces, community organizations, places of worship and other groups can now request a mobile vaccination team to administer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on-site, at their own location. Request this service either by completing the mobile vaccine clinic request form online or calling 613-691-5505 for assistance in completing the form.
  • Is your second dose booked for the fall? Please rebook now for an earlier date or to drop-in to a clinic. Maybe even today! Getting your second dose protects you from COVID-19 and variants (including Delta). Get yours at one of our drop-in community clinics or re-book your appointment.
  • Remember, you can get a COVID-19 test at an assessment centre, care clinic, or community testing site. Learn more about when and how to get a test here.
  • The Province of Ontario is currently in Step 3 of its three-step plan 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

  • “Achieving 90 per cent is possible, and we will need to work together as a community.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches.
  • OPH recently updated our Community Immunity page which now features even more helpful information on the importance of getting a vaccine, how to talk to others about vaccines, what to do as we continue the journey to community immunity, mental health resources and more.
  • If I am young, COVID-19 won’t make me that sick, so why get the vaccine? Find out why by watching this short video. Dr Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, answers your COVID-19 vaccine questions!
  • With less than six weeks left until the start of the school year, it’s time to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Drop-in to any clinic or book your first or second dose now. Make sure you are fully vaccinated for the new school year.
  • 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.
  • Doctors from the Queensway Carleton Hospital share information about the COVID-19 vaccine in nine new videos available in eight different languages!

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