COVID-19: Vaccines

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As Ottawa and the rest of the world continue to respond to this unprecedented time in history, the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are looking to learn more about your ideas, thoughts, perceptions, and understanding of current COVID-19 recommendations. Following Health Canada’s approval of the first two COVID-19 vaccines in Canada (made by Pfiezer-BioNTech and Moderna), this phase of engagement will focus on COVID-19 vaccines in Ottawa. We want to know 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?

Background

Ottawa Public Health has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine page at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine which contains information on the Ottawa context, how the vaccines work as well as precautions and considerations for residents to be aware of. The City of Ottawa's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force continues work on a plan for vaccine distribution in Ottawa.

It will take many months before large segments 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 proportion of transmission is occurring in private social gatherings such as parties and large family get-togethers where individuals may come in close contact with multiple people. Limiting close contacts is critical in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

During the previous phases 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 and your ideas on how to maintain physical distancing into the future. As the pandemic progressed, we asked for your thoughts on 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, safer social and recreational activities, and much more. The full reports for phases 1-4 of the COVID-19 engagement are available here.

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.

As Ottawa and the rest of the world continue to respond to this unprecedented time in history, the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are looking to learn more about your ideas, thoughts, perceptions, and understanding of current COVID-19 recommendations. Following Health Canada’s approval of the first two COVID-19 vaccines in Canada (made by Pfiezer-BioNTech and Moderna), this phase of engagement will focus on COVID-19 vaccines in Ottawa. We want to know 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?

Background

Ottawa Public Health has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine page at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine which contains information on the Ottawa context, how the vaccines work as well as precautions and considerations for residents to be aware of. The City of Ottawa's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force continues work on a plan for vaccine distribution in Ottawa.

It will take many months before large segments 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 proportion of transmission is occurring in private social gatherings such as parties and large family get-togethers where individuals may come in close contact with multiple people. Limiting close contacts is critical in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

During the previous phases 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 and your ideas on how to maintain physical distancing into the future. As the pandemic progressed, we asked for your thoughts on 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, safer social and recreational activities, and much more. The full reports for phases 1-4 of the COVID-19 engagement are available here.

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.