Vaccine Rollout Technical Briefing

Sharing details from today’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Technical Briefing about the City of Ottawa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

The plan is based on the provincial framework.

Provincial phases/population groups:

  • Phase 1, in progress (started December 15, 2020): Limited doses of the vaccine available to:
    • Residents, staff, essential caregivers of congregate living settings that provide care for seniors
    • Health care workers
    • Adults in First Nations, Metis and Inuit populations
    • Adult chronic home care recipients
  • Phase 2, March to July, 2021 (pending supply): Increasing stock of vaccines, available to:
    • Older adults beginning with those > 80 years old
    • High risk congregate settings (i.e., shelters)
    • Essential workers –beginning with front-line essential workers
    • People with high-risk chronic health conditions and their caregivers
    • Other high-risk populations
  • Phase 3: August 2021 onward (pending supply): Vaccines available widely across Ontario for anyone who wants to be immunized

Key takeaways are:

  • The goal is to provide a COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible Ottawa residents who want one.
  • The Ottawa vaccination plan targets to administer 10,800 doses per day.
  • Vaccination rollout plan is based on key takeaways from 2020/2021 Ottawa Public Health community flu clinics.

The detailed presentation slides from today’s briefing can be found here: Vaccine Distribution Plan ENGLISH Jan 25