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Universal Influenza Immunization Program Update

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020

To: Physicians and other Ottawa Immunizers

Date: October 21, 2020

From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Subject: Universal Influenza Immunization Program Update

As you are likely aware, we are seeing the anticipated increased demand for influenza vaccine among the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a positive sign that immunization rates will reach unprecedented levels in Ottawa this year.

The Province’s Universal Influenza Immunization...

Universal Influenza Immunization Program Update

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020

To: Physicians and other Ottawa Immunizers

Date: October 21, 2020

From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Subject: Universal Influenza Immunization Program Update

As you are likely aware, we are seeing the anticipated increased demand for influenza vaccine among the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a positive sign that immunization rates will reach unprecedented levels in Ottawa this year.

The Province’s Universal Influenza Immunization...

COVID-19: Updates on Case Isolation Duration

Posted Tuesday, October 06, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, CHCs, CRCCs, Emergency Departments and Walk-in Clinics
Date: October 6, 2020
From: Brent Moloughney MD, MSc, FRCPC, Deputy Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues,

The Ontario Ministry of Health has recently released a few updated guidance documents. Ottawa Public Health has summarized key information below.

1. Updates to Duration of Case Isolation Recommendations

The Ministry released Version 10 of the COVID-19 Quick Reference...

2020-2021 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020

To : Physicians and other Ottawa Immunizers
From : Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Date : September 21, 2020

For COVID-19 information see OPH’s Physician and Health Care Professionals Coronavirus website, visit www.ottawapublichealth.ca/ncov), or call 613-580-6744

Dear Colleagues,
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) expects to receive its first auto-shipment of Influenza vaccines in early October. The quadrivalent inactivated influenza...

Healthcare provider guidance for COVID-19 following school reopening

Posted Friday, September 04, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, CHCs and CRCs, Emergency Departments and Walk-in Clinics
From: Brent Moloughney MD, MSc, FRCPC; Associate Medical Officer of Health
Subject: Healthcare provider guidance for COVID-19 following school reopening
Date: September 4, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

As school resumes in Ontario, there is ongoing community spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa and consistent daily case counts among all age groups including children.

At this time, COVID-19 must be...

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