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Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating!

Flu Clinics

Book your appointment here.

To avoid crowding, clinics will be by appointment only. OPH flu clinic locations are now posted on the OPH Influenza (Flu) webpage with the following fixed clinic locations. 

Clinic locations: 

  • Notre-Dame-Des-Champs, 3659 Navan Road, Orléans 
  • Ottawa Public Library-Orléans Branch, 1705 Orléans Blvd., Orléans 
  • Lansdowne – Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia, Downtown 
  • Mary Pitt Centre, 100 Constellation Dr., Nepean 
  • Chapman Mills Community Building, 424 Chapman Mills Drive, Barrhaven 
  • Eva James Memorial Centre, 65 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata 

As a reminder, this year Ottawa residents have different options for obtaining their flu shot:  

  • OPH-run public influenza clinics in fixed locations. To avoid crowding and to control the flow of clients in and out of these locations, the clinics will be by appointment. 
  • Pharmacies will provide flu vaccine to Ottawa residents 5 years and older, including the high-dose vaccine that is publicly funded for seniors. A map of all participating pharmacies is available on the OPH website. 
  • Doctor’s offices and Nurse Practitioners in the community will continue to provide flu vaccine to their clients. 
  • OPH is working hard to ensure vaccination clinics throughout the city and is identifying locations for potential mobile vaccination clinics. 

Please consider signing the petition I’ve created asking that the COVID-19 Command Table appear before before the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight. You can find it here:

Be Social WISE

Continue to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, wash hands frequently, socially distance 2 meters apart and stay home if you are not feeling well.

OPH recommends limiting gatherings as much as possible. In other words, limit gatherings to those who live in your household or those providing support services, such as a caregiver.  If you live alone (single parent, student, etc.), one or two contacts outside your home can be important social supports to draw on.

My thoughts during the debate on Bill 213 before it was passed by the government.
I put forward a motion that there be a clear and transparent roll out of COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 specific

Ontario Begins Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine

Ontario Moving Regions to New Levels with Stronger Public Health Measures

Ontario Ready to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

Ontario Trillium Foundation is providing 32 non-profit organizations in the Ottawa area with funding as part of the OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund

Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders

Ontario Permanently Allowing Alcohol with Food Takeout and Delivery

Ontario Identifies Key Groups for Distribution of Initial COVID-19 Vaccines

Government of Canada Announces pan-Canadian Vaccine Injury Support Program

COVID Alert app updated to serve Canadians better

IRCC announces opening date of special measures for refugee claimants working in health care during the pandemic

Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Provincial News

Ontario Helping More Job Seekers Enter the Skilled Trades

A Made-in-Ontario Virtual Learning Strategy for Postsecondary Education

Ontario Expands Funding for Supportive Housing

Ontario Making It Easier and Safer to Renew Driver’s Licences

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB)

First launched in 2008, studyonline.ca is a 24/7 gateway providing easy and quick access, in English and French, to information on more than 1,300+ online programs and 30,000+ online courses from Ontario’s education and training providers.

It also features easy access to resources and support services for students interested in studying online in Ontario, including a direct link to staff who can answer your questions about available online programs and courses, help you register and other services.

In the Community


Ottawa Police collecting personal hygiene products for women until December 16th

Learn to Skate programs take to the ice in January

Council approves Budget 2021 with investments in essential services

Ten ways to celebrate safely during the holidays

OPH has developed and made available a standardized Attestation for Return to School for Students Following Illness template letter for families with children returning to school following symptoms of illness

Ontario has a self-assessment tool
If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. Visit here.

If you require help in Ottawa South, please visit our website for Community links and contacts.

Ottawa Public Health
For the latest updates, please click here.

Government of Ontario
Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  ET, the Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

Government of Canada
For the latest COVID-19 updates, please click here.
For the latest on Employment and Social Development changes for employees and employers, click here.

Find out about the current reported scams related to COVID-19.

Learn how to protect yourself when banking online.

Know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.