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May 6th - OPH launches additional resources to increase vaccine confidence in Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has announced the launch of its new Community Immunity webpage. As increased shipments of COVID-19 vaccines are expected, and eligibility criteria for vaccination opens to the general public, the website will be the home for Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa’s vaccine confidence campaign.

What’s on the Community Immunity website?

  • A vaccination progress tracker which will be regularly updated to reflect the actual amounts of vaccines administered in Ottawa over time[1]

  • Reasons why people are getting vaccinated, primarily, the achievement of #CommunityImmunity

  • Practical tips and tricks and a downloadable poster which addresses how to talk about vaccines with those close to you: your friends, family, community, employees, and constituents

  • Ways to promote #CommunityImmunity in your local circles, including instructions to install social media picture frames to encourage your friends and family to get vaccinated

  • Resources ranging from our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Myth vs Fact videos, COVID stories, a COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers, and more!

Stay connected with Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa

Want to stay informed and up to date with how Ottawa Public Health and thepr City of Ottawa are addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the mass-vaccination campaigns?

Things to remember

Book your vaccine appointment as soon as you are eligible. Each person who receives their COVID-19 vaccine brings us one step closer to achieving #CommunityImmunity. Until enough people are immunized against COVID-19 we must still follow public health guidelines:

  • Wear a mask

  • Stay home unless for essential reasons

  • Wash your hands

  • Practise physical distancing

Your mental health matters

The pandemic affects us all in different ways. Please be sure to consult our mental health resources if you need to. It’s okay to not be okay.

[1] Fun fact: as of May 3rd, 2021, 40% of residents 18+ in Ottawa have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

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