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Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds

Posted Friday, November 26, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics, and Infection Control
Date: November 25, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues,

The Province has announced the rollout of pediatric vaccines of the COVID-19 vaccine, for 5 to 11-year-olds. This update provides an overview of key information regarding Ottawa Public Health plan for supporting the...

Reporting Adverse Events Following Immunization

Posted Thursday, November 25, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics, and Infection Control
Date: November 24, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you for your important contributions to our local success in achieving high rates of COVID-19 immunization in Ottawa.

With mandatory workplace vaccination policies coming into effect and in anticipation of vaccination...

Expansion of third dose vaccine boosters for COVID-19

Posted Monday, November 08, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics, and Infection Control
Date: November 5, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues,

The Province has announced the rollout of third dose “booster doses” (PDF) of the COVID-19 vaccine. At least six months (168 days) must have passed since the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine and a booster...

COVID-19 Vaccine Timing with other vaccines and co-administration

Posted Friday, October 29, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics, and Infection Control
Date: October 28, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues:

On September 28, 2021, the Public Health Agency of Canada released an updated statement from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on the timing of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 vaccine administration.

When...

COVID-19 Update: Third Doses

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
Date:October 21, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues,
The purpose of this memo is to provide an update regarding the Provincial guidance on third dose administration for COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccines – Third Dose Eligibility

The Province recently announced an expansion of the eligibility criteria for third doses of COVID-19 vaccine. A complete two-dose COVID-19 vaccine...

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