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.
Ottawa Public Health’s website is updated regularly and is the main resource for residents looking for updated information on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.
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
- Follow the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
- Follow OPH’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, share our #CommunityImmunity posts
- 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.