Wednesday, 21 July 2021

City of Ottawa - It only takes one simple step to get your vaccine sooner

 Here is how you can get that earlier dose, in one simple step. Which step you take is up to you.

Drop in

You don’t even need an appointment to visit a community clinic in Ottawa for a first or second dose. There must be a location near you.

Wait
list
Hop onto the wait list to receive a text or email alert about last minute appointments near you. You’re bound to get an appointment soon.

Rebook through the provincial booking system.

This provincial system is probably how you booked your late appointment in the first place. Only now, wait times between doses are shorter and availability of appointments has never been greater. Return to the booking tool and you can easily find an earlier appointment, and maybe even a better location.

Pop-up clinics

There are temporary pop-up clinics popping up all over town, particularly in priority neighbourhoods. Follow the City’s social media channels to find out when the next pop-ups are, well, popping up.

Pharmacies

Many local pharmacies are still taking appointments, and many of those also offer drop-ins.
Don’t delay. Move up the date of your vaccine appointment today.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

City of Ottawa - OC Transpo launches 613-560-5000 customer service phone line

OC Transpo has simplified its customer service phone system by launching a new convenient phone number to direct you to the information you need. You can now call 613-560-5000 for all OC Transpo inquiries, including Para Transpo booking and cancellation services, schedule information,
trip planning, fares, discounts, Park & Ride, Bikesecure permits and more.

With one easy-to-remember phone number, you can access OC Transpo services through six
self-serve options or be connected directly to a customer service representative.

All existing numbers will remain active during the transition to the new number, to allow existing customers time to adapt to the new change. Important phone numbers such as Special Constable Unit, Lost & Found and the Ottawa Distress Centre will not be affected and will continue to be available.

The phone number complements OC Transpo’s other 560 travel tools. When you need real-time information you can continue to text 560560 or call 613-560-1000 and use the four-digit bus stop number, or first three letters of the station name to get information about departure times for buses, the latest schedule updates, cancellations, or detours.

For more information, visit octranspo.com or give us a call today at 613-560-5000!

City of Ottawa - Escapade Music Festival to host vaccination clinic this Saturday!

 

If you’ve been missing summer music festival vibes, we’ve got good news for you.

To help make sure you can safely attend parties, music festivals and other events this summer and fall, the City and Ottawa Public Health are working with Escapade Music Festival to hold a COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic at RCGT Park (Ottawa Baseball Stadium), 300 Coventry Road. The clinic will be held inside the stadium on Saturday, July 24 from 10 am to 8 pm. Free parking is available, and the clinic is within walking distance from Tremblay LRT Station.

Escapade Music Festival has announced that only fully vaccinated residents will be able to attend its festival, planned to occur this September. There is still time to get your two doses before the beat drops this fall! You can snag a virtual ticket online at escapademf.com/vaccination to ensure your spot. Limited drop-ins will also be available while supplies last.

Can’t make it to the clinic on July 24? We’ve got you covered. Other easy ways you can get vaccinated include:
  • You can drop-in to select community clinics in Ottawa between 10 am and 7 pm daily to receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. Check OttawaPublicHealth.ca or the City of Ottawa’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram daily to see where there are spots available.
  • Book an appointment through the provincial booking system. There are many appointments available across the City this week.
  • If you live in a priority neighbourhood, you can visit a pop-up clinic nearby for your first or second dose. Visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19vaccine for the latest.

Need a ride? Check out Ottawa Public Health’s FAQ page for available transportation options.

The time is now to get the COVID-19 vaccine- Join us for a two-dose summer so you can party safely in the fall.

Follow the City’s social media channels for updates or sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription for regular news on the vaccine roll-out. 

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media inquiries
Escapade
Ali Shafaee
(613) 796-9070

Friday, 16 July 2021

City of Ottawa - Residents can drop in at several clinics without an appointment this weekend

 Residents can drop in to select community clinics in Ottawa to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose without an appointment.

Every community clinic accepts drop-ins for first doses. Second dose drop-ins are available between 10 am and 7 pm at the following locations today, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Canadian Tire Centre
  • Eva James Community Centre
  • Horticulture Building at Lansdowne
  • Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B and Curling Rink)
  • Orleans YMCA
  • Ottawa City Hall
  • Minto Sports Complex at uOttawa

The list of locations is updated daily on ottawapublichealth.ca and on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).  You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

City of Ottawa - Residents are encouraged to use drop-in clinics and move up late appointments to achieve Ottawa’s two-dose summer

 

Update:
  • Get a vaccine without an appointment at select drop-in clinics
  • Move up your September and October vaccine appointments
  • Other options to get your vaccine

Get a vaccine without an appointment at select clinics
Beginning tomorrow, residents can drop in to select community clinics in Ottawa to receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.

While all clinics are offering drop-ins for first doses, second dose drop-ins will only take place at clinics that have enough supply. This will change daily.  The list of locations will be updated daily on ottawapublichealth.ca and on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Move up your September and October vaccine appointments
This initiative is especially useful for individuals with second dose appointments in late August, through to November so that they can move up their appointments to July or early August. Most of these appointments were booked automatically through the provincial booking system when individuals made their first dose appointments. Unfortunately, many of these appointments are for clinic times and dates that will no longer exist due to progress in the City’s vaccine distribution plan.

You are able to receive your second dose at least 28 days after receiving an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), and at least eight weeks after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine.

To cancel your September or October appointment and replace it with an earlier one, visit the provincial booking system or use this tool.

Other options to get your vaccine:
  • Sign up weekly for a COVID-19 vaccine wait list to receive an alert when a last-minute appointment becomes available near you. Ottawa Public Health will contact you by text, email or phone.
  • Book an appointment through the provincial booking tool or a local pharmacy
  • Visit a drop-in clinic if you live in a priority neighbourhood

After you have been vaccinated you will receive a confirmation email with proof of vaccination. Remember to check your junk folder. You can also get a vaccine receipt through Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

Interchanging vaccines
Community clinics are administering the mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer), and residents will be informed on-site which one they are receiving. Sinceinterchanging vaccines is safe and effective, the priority is to receive two doses of any vaccine to complete the series and be fully protected.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).  You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Saturday, 10 July 2021

City of Ottawa - Drop-in appointments now available for residents needing first dose

 The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are making it easier for residents who have yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who has not yet had a first dose can now drop in to any City-run community clinic between 10 am and 7 pm or pop-up clinic while supplies last. No appointment needed. You can find a clinic near you by using the vaccine clinic location tool on OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19vaccine.

Residents who have already received their first dose are also reminded to re-book their second dose appointments to an earlier date. All residents who are 12 years old and up can book their second dose as early as 28 days after their first dose.

Those who prefer a scheduled appointment can book a first or second dose appointment by visiting Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to access the provincial booking system or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. You may also be eligible for vaccination at a local pharmacy, now or at the Bruyère vaccine clinic.

You can also register daily on the vaccine wait-list tool to book last-minute, same-day COVID-19 vaccinations at City of Ottawa community clinics for unclaimed doses. These appointments can open up at any time during the day and registered residents will be contacted by Ottawa Public Health by text, email or phone as they become available.

Visit ottawa.ca or OttawaPublicHealth.ca for more on Ottawa’s vaccination distribution plan, including information about:


Follow the City’s social media channels for updates on the provincial booking system. Sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination update e-subscription for regular news on the vaccine roll-out. 

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

College Ward Crime Prevention Strategy Information Session with OPS

We would like to invite you and your fellow neighbors to a Crime Prevention Strategy Information Session in cooperation with the Ottawa Police Service. We would appreciate if you can help us get the word out by sharing this invitation with your members. 


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Thursday July 15, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: College Ward Crime Prevention Strategy Information Session with OPS

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://tinyurl.com/CollegeWardCrimePrevention

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.