Community Immunity

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More than 771,262 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Ottawa.

Data as of 10:45 pm on June 13, 2021
Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard for up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Ottawa.

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Why get vaccinated?

Each person who receives their COVID-19 vaccine brings us one step closer to community immunity.  Book your vaccine appointment as soon as you are eligibleThe vaccine will not only help protect you, but those around you.  Getting your COVID-19 vaccine also reduces your chances of becoming seriously ill, being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19.  

Remember that until enough people are immunized against COVID-19, we still must respect public health guidelines to protect ourselves and others.  Even those who have received a vaccine will need to:

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay home unless for essential reasons
  • Wash their hands often
  • Practise physical distancing. Stay two metres (six feet) apart

Practising these measures will help the whole community to drop the level of COVID-19 in the community as quickly as possible

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How to talk vaccines

Are you wondering how to talk to your friend, family member, colleague or employee who is unsure about getting the COVID-19 vaccine?  Check out our guide below for some great tips to help your loved ones and the people you live or work with feel more confident in taking the COVID-19 vaccine.  Need more information? Having questions about the vaccine is totally normal. Learn more at our frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines 

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Last revised June 16, 2021

Spread the word

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Looking for a way to show your community, friends, and family you have gotten your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Check out our new Facebook Frame! Apply it to your profile picture and show your support! Help Ottawa work towards #CommunityImmunity.

Not sure how to add it? Follow these steps:

On desktop:

  1. Click your Facebook profile picture, click “Update Profile Picture”, then “Add Frame.”
  2. You can now find the City of Ottawa Frame by searching: Ottawa I got vaccinated.
  3. Now that the Frame is applied, you can set how long you want the Frame to stay on your profile picture.
  4. Click “Use as Profile Picture” and you can now show your friends and family you’ve been vaccinated!

On mobile:

  1. Tap on your Facebook profile picture, tap “Update Profile Picture”, then “Add Frame.”
  2. You can now find the City of Ottawa Frame by searching: Ottawa I got vaccinated.
  3. Now that the Frame is applied, you can set how long you want the Frame to stay on your profile picture.
  4. Tap “Save” and you can now show your friends and family you’ve been vaccinated!

Resources

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines

  • Having questions about the vaccine is totally normal. Learn everything from vaccine efficacy, potential side effects and so much more.

Myths vs Facts videos

  • A series of short videos made by Ottawa Public Health on popular myths regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Stories

  • A series of interviews with real people experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers

  • This resource provides basic information on what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccination, the best way for businesses to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines to increase uptake among employees, and to establish supportive policies and best practices.

Community Immunity Graphics

OPH has created the following graphics that you can download and use (These documents are not in an accessible format):

 

 

 

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