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 OttawaPublicHealth.ca/CommunityImmunity 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
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?
Subscribe to City’s e-newsletter
Check out OPH’s YouTube channel and view our multilingual townhalls on COVID-19 vaccines
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.
 Fun fact: as of May 3rd, 2021, 40% of residents 18+ in Ottawa have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine