Updates from Ottawa Public Health

OPH Flu Vaccines Clinic

OPH flu vaccine clinics have expanded their eligibility to include children aged six months to five years and their household members. Please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Flu for additional information or the following pages for information in Arabic, Chinese and Somali.

Arabic Hub – Ottawa Public Health

Chinese Hub – Ottawa Public Health

Somali Hub – Ottawa Public Health


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
  • Per cent positivity is high
  • New COVID-19 hospitalizations are moderate
  • New confirmed outbreaks are moderate


Key Takeaways

    • Our monitoring indicators show that COVID-19 levels in the community remain high.
    • Please note: while the % positivity fell from very high last week to high this week, we cannot say for sure whether the current levels are accurate due to an ongoing data system changeover.
    • In addition to COVID, our community is seeing an increase in respiratory virus activity and CHEO has flagged unprecedented volumes of infants & children w/respiratory symptoms from various viruses.
    • We strongly recommend wearing a well-fitted mask in any indoor and/or crowded public setting. Wearing a mask protects not just you, but those around you, too.
    • Staying home when sick & staying up to date with vaccinations are also very important. OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine 
  • ICYMI: OPH flu vaccine clinics have expanded their eligibility to include children aged 6 months to 5 years & their household members. Clinics will continue to serve those without OHIP who cannot access the vaccine through a pharmacy or healthcare provider. OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Flu