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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. 

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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...

Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine for 6 months to 5 years of age

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics
Date: July 21, 2022
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Subject: Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine for 6 months to 5 years of age

Dear Colleagues,
On July 14, 2022, the Moderna Spikevax (25 mcg dose) was approved by Health Canada to be used for individuals 6 months to 5 years of age.
We are currently awaiting provincial...

COVID-19 Second Dose Booster Eligibility Expansion

Posted Friday, July 15, 2022

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics, and Infection Control
Date: July 14, 2022
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health and Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced expanded eligibility for second booster doses to Ontarians aged 18 and over.

Ottawa Public Health is increasing operations at community clinics, mobile clinics and neighbourhood hubs to provide...

Imvamune® vaccine for protection against monkeypox virus

Posted Monday, June 27, 2022

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Walk-in Clinics
Date: June 24, 2022
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues:

This Public Health Alert provides information on the vaccine for monkeypox (Imvamune®), eligibility and access to the vaccine, contraindications to the vaccine, and OPH’s role in post-exposure prophylaxis for monkeypox exposure. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is working closely with community partners...

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