COVID-19: Vaccines

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Background

Ottawa Public Health has a new COVID-19 Vaccine page at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine which has information on the situation in Ottawa, how the vaccines work and considerations for residents. The City of Ottawa's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force continues work on a plan for vaccine distribution in Ottawa: https://ottawa.ca/en/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-faqs.

It will take many months before large amounts of the population are vaccinated. It is important that Ottawans continue to do what works to reduce the spread of the virus: maintain a two-metre distance from others outside their own household, wear a mask, stay home when sick and wash their hands. In Ottawa, a large amount of spread is happening in private social gatherings such as parties and large family get-togethers. Limiting close contacts is very important in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

All COVID-19 engagement surveys are currently closed. Please check back regularly as we will update this page to seek ongoing feedback as we continue to navigate next steps.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Ottawa, visit ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus. For information about municipal service changes and updates, please visit ottawa.ca/covid19.

Background

Ottawa Public Health has a new COVID-19 Vaccine page at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine which has information on the situation in Ottawa, how the vaccines work and considerations for residents. The City of Ottawa's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force continues work on a plan for vaccine distribution in Ottawa: https://ottawa.ca/en/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-faqs.

It will take many months before large amounts of the population are vaccinated. It is important that Ottawans continue to do what works to reduce the spread of the virus: maintain a two-metre distance from others outside their own household, wear a mask, stay home when sick and wash their hands. In Ottawa, a large amount of spread is happening in private social gatherings such as parties and large family get-togethers. Limiting close contacts is very important in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

All COVID-19 engagement surveys are currently closed. Please check back regularly as we will update this page to seek ongoing feedback as we continue to navigate next steps.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Ottawa, visit ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus. For information about municipal service changes and updates, please visit ottawa.ca/covid19.

  • COVID-19: What We Heard Phase 5

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    The fifth phase of online engagement was available from January 15 to February 15, 2021. 1761 residents provided feedback on 8 survey questions. The survey was focused on COVID-19 vaccines, and themes included: 

    • Reasons why residents would choose to be vaccinated or not for COVID-19 
    • Reasons why residents would wait before being vaccinated for COVID-19 
    • Challenges that may prevent residents and their families from getting vaccinated for COVID-19 
    • Who residents trust for information on COVID-19 vaccines 
    • Behaviours that residents feel are important in preventing the spread of COVID-19 

    Results are available in the What We Heard Report found here.

  • COVID-19 Vaccines

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    Tell us what you think about the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in Ottawa. What are your reasons for getting vaccinated or not? Who do you talk to about vaccines? What are the benefits and challenges for you and your family when it comes to a COVID-19 vaccine? Share your feedback with us!

  • COVID-19: What We Heard Phase 4

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    During the fourth phase of COVID-19 engagement, available from November 17 to December 15, 2020, we asked residents how they planned to spend their holidays, how they are participating in social and recreational activities, their motivations to keep COVID-19 levels low in the community, challenges they face in following public health COVID-19 recommendations and their feedback on Ottawa Public Health’s communications. Read the full report, COVID-19 What We Heard: results from November 17 to December 15.
  • What do you think - Phase 4

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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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    Tell us about the challenges that come with following COVID-19 prevention measures, your plans for safer holiday gatherings and social activities, how you reduce stress while living with COVID-19 and your thoughts on Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 communication strategies.

  • Contribute to the forum - Phase 4

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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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    What are your family’s favourite outdoor activities do to in the winter months?

    What factors do you consider when deciding how you will celebrate holidays this year?

    Contribute to the forum here.

  • Share your ideas - Phase 4

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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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    What ideas do you have for COVID safe activities and/or events that can increase residents’ sense of community belonging?

    Share your ideas here!

  • Share some good news

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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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    Tell us about someone who has inspired you with their actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. What about them did you find inspiring and how has that impacted your life? Tell us here.

  • What we heard - Phase 3

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    During the third phase of COVID-19 engagement, available from Aug. 21 to Sept. 18, 2020, we asked about the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law, social circles, indoor/outdoor gathering restrictions and the reopening of higher risk sectors. The full report “COVID-19 What We Heard: results from August 21-September 18” is available here.

  • What we heard - Phase 2

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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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    During the second phase of COVID-19 engagement, we asked about changes to your habits and behaviour as the pandemic progresses, your priorities for easing restrictions in the City of Ottawa, your needs for City and Public Health programs and services, ideas on how to continue to support local businesses and more. The full report “COVID-19 What We Heard: June 25-July 23” is available here.

  • What we heard - Phase 1

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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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    During the first phase of COVID-19 engagement, we asked you about the changes you have made to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19, how easy it has been for you to receive and understand information from different levels of government, what kinds of supports you have accessed, your ideas on how to maintain physical distancing into the future and much more. The full report “COVID-19 What We Heard” is available here.

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