Updates from Ottawa Public Health

COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to under five years

Our vaccine rollout for children six months to under five years is ongoing. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to under five years, please visit  OttawaPublicHealth.ca/ChildCOVID19Vaccine or see the attached documents available in English, French, Somali and Arabic.

Expanded Monkeypox Clinics

Ottawa Public Health has expanded Monkeypox clinics across Ottawa. Some of our COVID-19 clinics are now offering Monkeypox vaccinations including Centretown Community Health Centre, the OPH Sexual Health Clinic, the Tom Brown Arena, the Orléans Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA and the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre. We’ve also worked closely with community partners such as MAX Ottawa to add more vaccine locations and appointments.

We have also been working collaboratively with multiple organizations and event organizers to offer vaccine pop-up clinic options at events such as: Capital Pride, Bingham Cup, and the Gay Ottawa Volleyball League.

Please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Monkeypox for eligibility and booking a vaccination appointment.

Weekly Snapshot of the COVID-19 Situation in Ottawa 

In addition to updating our COVID-19 Dashboard twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday), Ottawa Public Health continues to release weekly animated presentations of key COVID-19 data and messages providing guidance to the public. These weekly snapshots are shared through OPH’s Facebook and Twitter channels and posted on our main COVID-19 website at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/coronavirus.   

Monitoring Indicators 

  • Wastewater virus detection levels are high and are decreasing
  • Per cent positivity is high and decreasing
  • New COVID-19 hospitalizations are moderate and decreasing
  • New confirmed outbreaks are moderate and decreasing

Key Takeaways

Our monitoring indicators are beginning to decline, and that’s encouraging. But COVID-19 levels remain high in our community – let’s get ahead of the fall and do what we can to minimize impacts.

Getting together outdoors remains your option with the lowest risk (while also being a solid opportunity for physical activity), so be sure to take advantage of the summer weather while it’s still here.

Our epidemiologists, nurses, doctors, community outreach workers, public health inspectors, mental health staff, communications team and countless others continue to work hard each day to support our community through this pandemic. Be it managing outbreaks, providing much-needed booster doses, working on the ground in the community or our ongoing communications work, we are very much still in this with you, working for you.

Ottawa’s under-five vaccine uptake remains one of the highest in Ontario! Thank you to all the parents and kiddos who are helping protect our community!

For those who still need to book their child’s appointment, now is the time (i.e. before schools resume). You can find helpful info on our website: OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine.