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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...

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for community clinics

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics
Date: October 20, 2021
From: Dr. Robin Taylor, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Dave Salisbury, Medical Director (COVID-19)

Dear Colleagues,

For those of you working in a community setting, please note that the COVID-19 Guidance for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting has been updated and is available on the Ministry of Health’s website. Content has been updated in...

COVID-19 Update: School aged children

Posted Friday, October 15, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
Date: October 14, 2021
From: Dr. Michelle Foote, Associate Medical Officer of Health (Acting), Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update on COVID-19 testing in school aged children, and COVID-19 vaccination in 5-11 year olds.

COVID-19 Testing

Recently, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has worked with our partners at CHEO to make take-home COVID-19 PCR test kits available...

Definition of “Fully Vaccinated” for COVID-19 in Ontario

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2021

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Travel Clinics and Walk-in Clinics, and Infection Control
Date: October 6, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues:

As many of you are aware, on September 22 2021, proof of vaccination requirements took effect across Ontario.

On September 14 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Health released guidance for the definition of fully vaccinated, which is as follows:

In Ontario, an individual is...

2021-2022 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

Posted Monday, October 04, 2021

To: Flu vaccine providers; Travel Clinics; Walk-In Clinics; Family Medicine; Infectious Disease; Nurse Practitioners; Pediatrics
Date: October 1, 2021
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Dear Colleagues,

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) expects to receive its first auto-shipment of influenza vaccines from the Provincial Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) in the week of September 27th

Thank you to those who completed the OPH survey, which indicated a...

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