- Emergency Operations Committee Vaccine Update English French
- Ottawa Public Health Vaccine Update English French
February 23, 2021
Ottawa has completed first dose offers of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents at all retirement homes in the city. This milestone has been reached through the efforts of Mobile Vaccination Teams, comprised of staff from the Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Public Health, The Ottawa Hospital, the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa Inner City Health, community physicians and the retirement facilities. This was truly an inspiring team effort.
In all, residents of 82 retirement homes have received first dose offers of vaccines in Ottawa. The vaccinations began with the high-risk homes, which are homes with a memory care unit, homes that are co-located with a long-term care facility, or homes that were identified as vulnerable due to other available information. Vaccination of the 37 higher-risk retirement homes began on February 7th and followed the provincial ethical framework for COVID-19 vaccination.