Update – Emergency Operations Centre
This is an update from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in advance of Canada Day.
Today, Ontario entered Step Two of the provincial Roadmap to Reopen. Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities, small indoor gatherings, and personal care services. For information on the impacts of the current measures on City services and facilities, visit Ottawa.ca.
We continue to make exceptional progress in our efforts to offer COVID-19 vaccines to residents. With increased supply from the Province, we have successfully increased our operations by nearly doubling the number of community vaccination clinics. Last week alone, we administered more than 108,000 doses at our clinics. This is thanks to unprecedented collaboration between the City, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and our community partners.
We also continue to set new daily records for total doses delivered. Last Friday, Ottawa administered a record 21,349 doses. This figure includes the incredible work of local pharmacies and primary care teams, which continue to offer vaccines across our city.
These combined efforts have resulted in Ottawa achieving some significant milestones. With over 1 million total doses administered and 79% of adults having received at least one shot, we are closer than ever before to protecting one another against COVID-19 and reopening our city.
Accelerated second doses
As of Monday, all residents 18 and older became eligible to book or rebook an accelerated second dose appointment. The recommended second dose interval for those who received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine is 28 days whereas, for those who first received AstraZeneca, the recommended second dose interval is at least 8 weeks. More than 120,000 booking transactions were made on Monday alone for appointments in our community clinics.
Residents who have not already booked their first dose or accelerated their second dose, are encouraged to do so. We have a steady supply of vaccines and many appointments available at community clinics through July 20th. Residents may also be eligible for vaccination at a local pharmacy, at a pop-up clinic, or at the Bruyère vaccine clinic.
The attached Key Information Guide provides an overview of the various vaccine distribution channels and how residents can book an appointment. Please refer to this guide when responding to resident inquiries. OPH’s COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboardalso contains up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Ottawa. For any new questions, please contact the Councilor Liaison line at email@example.com, which monitors trends in questions to inform future iterations of these resources.
As vaccination plans continue to evolve, we encourage residents to sign up for the City’s COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription and follow announcements on the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health websites and social media channels.