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Second dose COVID-19 (Pfizer) vaccine appointments available this weekend

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel and Walk-in Clinics

Date: June 10, 2021

From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH), COVID-19 Vaccine, Ottawa Public Health and Dr. Robin Taylor, AMOH, Physician Engagement, Ottawa Public Health

Dear Colleagues,

Tomorrow, the Province is providing Ottawa Public Health with nearly 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses this morning. Individuals vaccinated with a first dose of Pfizer vaccine prior to April 18th,...

Invitation to CMNRP Primary Care Forum – Focus on Newborn Care

Posted Friday, June 04, 2021

To: Ottawa Family Physicians, Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners

Date: June 4, 2021

From: Dr. Robin Taylor, AMOH, Physician Engagement, Ottawa Public Health

Dear Colleagues,

The Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program (CMNRP) COVID-19 Rapid Response Postnatal Care Task Force is hosting two open forums to connect with primary care colleagues in the South East and Champlain regions, via Zoom.

CMNRP is aware that primary care providers have been working hard to see patients throughout...

Second dose appointments for COVID-19 immunization

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel and Walk-in Clinics
Date: June 3, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH), COVID-19 Vaccine, Ottawa Public Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, AMOH, Physician Engagement, Ottawa Public Health

Dear Colleagues,

The Provincial Ministry of Health has updated their website outlining timelines for second dose, and eligibility for a shortened interval between doses. We have provided details for Ottawa below.

Shortened...

Prevention of COVID-19 vaccine fraud

Posted Friday, May 28, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, travel and walk-in clinics
Date: May 28, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH), COVID-19 Vaccine, Ottawa Public Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, AMOH, Physician Engagement, Ottawa Public Health

Dear Colleagues,

The Ministry of Health has provided local health units with guidance regarding vaccine vials and packaging and their secure disposal. This guidance is intended to prevent fraudulent activities related...

mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Availability for Primary Care

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2021

To: Ottawa Family Physicians, Paediatricians, Nurse Practitioners, Travel and Walk-in Clinics
Date: May 20, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH), COVID-19 Vaccine, Ottawa Public Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, AMOH, Physician Engagement, Ottawa Public Health

Dear Colleagues,

The Ministry of Health announced last week that they would be expanding the supply of Moderna vaccine to include allocations specifically for primary care providers in Ottawa. Ottawa...

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