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Key dates and info. for 2022/2023 Universal Influenza Immunization Program roll-out in Ottawa

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2022

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, and other health care clinics
Date: September 20th, 2022
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues,
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) expects to receive its first shipment of influenza vaccines from the Provincial Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) in the week of September 26th. The first shipment is automatically assigned by the Province based on a percentage of last year’s...

COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2022

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics, and Infection Control
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
From: Dr. Laura Bourns (Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health) and Dr. Michelle Foote (Associate Medical Officer of Health)

Dear Colleagues:

On September 12, the Province of Ontario announced that bivalent COVID-19 boosters, by Moderna, will be available for those 18 years of age and older. This follows recent approval...

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Booster Dose Eligibility and Self-Isolation

Posted Friday, September 02, 2022

To:

Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Travel Clinics, Walk-in Clinics, Emergency Departments and CHCs

Date:

Friday September 2, 2022

 

 

From:

Dr. Michelle Foote (Associate Medical Officer of Health)

Subject:

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Booster Dose Eligibility and Self-Isolation

 

 

 

Dear Colleagues:

COVID-19 Booster Doses for Children 5-11 Years

The Ontario government has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster doses to children aged 5-11 years. Eligible...

Update - Moderna Spikevax 25 mcg COVID-19 vaccine

Posted Monday, August 08, 2022

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics
Date: August 5, 2022
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health and Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues, 

The Moderna Spikevax (25 mcg dose) is now offered at Ottawa Public Health clinics for individuals 6 months to 4 years of age. Please direct patients to the OPH webpage or the provincial booking site for information. 

At...

Q&A for Monkeypox testing and updated provincial guidance

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2022

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Travel Clinics, Walk-in Clinics, Emergency Departments and CHCs
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2022
From: Dr. Michelle Foote (Associate Medical Officer of Health) and Dr. Monir Taha (Associate Medical Officer of Health)

Dear Colleagues:

Person-to-person transmission of monkeypox is occurring in Ottawa, and >20 individuals have tested positive. Many individuals are being referred to the Ottawa Public Health (OPH) Sexual Health...

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