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New appointments have been added for 3rd dose bookings for COVID-19 vaccines for eligible residents. Find out if you're eligible here:… Book your appointment here:
TW: Domestic violence. November is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence knows no boundaries. It can happen to anyone. If it has happened to you, remember it is not your fault and you are not alone. Supports and resources available:
Daylight Savings Time ended this past weekend, and it can truly affect your mental health. We were on @CTVOttMornLive this morning to talk about it:…
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November 8th is National Indigenous Veterans Day. Today, we honour and thank all Indigenous Veterans for their service to Canada. We Will Remember Them. #IndigenousVeteransDay #LestWeForget
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FYI: Ottawa Public Health Community clinics will be expanding their hours of operation to service eligible Ottawa residents for 3rd dose bookings of the COVID-19 vaccine. For information on schedules and locations, please visit:…
Our Ontario Health Team has officially landed on a name! We wanted to ensure our name represents our communities and your help was an important part in that. Based on your input, we’re pleased to introduce the Ottawa West Four Rivers Ontario Health Team.
Fall is a great time to get active and enjoy the outdoors! Have fun & be safe, use protective gear, and know your body’s emergency signs. Chest discomfort, sweating, and shortness of breath are signs of a heart attack. Learn more:…
Protecting ourselves from the #Flu also means protecting our health care system from increased hospitalizations. Let’s do our part for ourselves and our health care workers. More info on the flu here:
Reminder: Sunday, Nov. 7 #DaylightSavings will end, and clocks will “fall back” by 1 hour. Remember to set your clocks back, tonight (Saturday, Nov. 6). Some of us may experience a bit of a disruption to our internal clock, this is normal and expected with the time change.
As a proud partner of the #KidsComeFirst Health Team, we are dedicated to working together to give kids easier, faster access to the care they need. Check out the new website for latest news & to get in touch:
Only Ottawa residents who currently meet the criteria listed will be able to book an appointment for their third dose. Appointments are currently available until Nov. 21. More appointments will be added as residents become eligible.…
As of November 6th, starting at 8 am, eligible residents may book their 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking portal:
Nov. is #PulmonaryHypertensionAwarenessMonth. @ottawacity has lit up the OTTAWA sign with the Ottawa Pulmonary Hypertension support group’s signature purple. Do you need information regarding PH? Learn about the symptoms and when to get tested, here:…
NEW online engagement opportunity for parents and caregivers of children 5 to 11 years old launches TODAY! Fill out our new survey on the COVID-19 vaccines for younger children:
Nov. is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month. It brings awareness to the barriers/issues that Indigenous peoples living with disabilities & their families face. It also celebrates their achievements & recognizes the significant contributions they make.…
Visit the @OttawaHealth Vaccine Clinic today at St. Laurent from 11am to 5pm! Look for the pop up clinic next to Linen Chest.
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Good morning, everyone. Are you having a “bones” or “no bones day”? For reference:… Either way, remember to give yourself permission to feel how you need to feel. #NoBones #Bones #NoHardPants #TreatYourself
Here's wishing you and your family a very happy and safe Diwali from everyone here at OPH! #HappyDiwali #Diwali2021
Some individuals experience strong physical reactions or panic attacks when getting needles such as fainting, vomiting, trembling, and shaking. If this sounds like you, we may have the support you are looking for. Visit:…
NEW: Eligibility for 3rd doses of the COVID-19 vaccine now include individuals 70+, health care workers, designated caregivers, those who received a full series of a viral vector vaccine (AZ) & Indigenous adults (16+), 6 months after their second dose.…
PLEASE READ & RT: we are currently investigating a possible COVID-19 exposure after two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a Halloween event at Mavericks (221 Rideau Street) the evening of Saturday, October 30 while contagious. More:…
Hey Ottawa South! @TheIsmailiCA, @OttawaHealth& @SEOCHC are hosting a drive-thru vaccine clinic at the Ismaili Community Centre this Sat. Nov. 6th from 12pm-5pm. 1st, 2nd & 3rd doses of Pfizer vaccine are available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. No appt necessary. Bring ID
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We are pleased to be participating in the 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge, distributing 500 FREE #Radon test kits to residents of the City of Ottawa. Find out how you can participate… #TakeActiononRadon #100RadonTestKitChallenge
Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for booster doses of the #COVID19 vaccine to additional high-risk groups, providing an extra layer of protection against the Delta variant.…
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Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr.Kieran Moore, will be announcing the province’s plan for 3rd doses of the COVID-19 vaccine today at 1 pm. Tune in here:…
As children learn to walk, run, jump, and play, they often fall. Check out @OttawaHealth 's page on child falls to learn how to #PreventFallsCA #FallPreventionMonthCA
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On the end of every call from an Ottawa Public Health case manager is a person who cares. This is Augustine and he's one of the many dedicated nurses you may speak with if affected by COVID-19. So, please be kind and patient if we call you.
OPH’s new Special Event Toolkit contains resources, signage, checklists, sample social media messages and more to support you in organizing and hosting #Social Wise events. Visit the toolkit today:…
It's that time of year again! CHEO Bear knows that getting your #flushot is a great thing you can do to protect yourself and those around you. Get yours by booking your appointment at an @OttawaHealth flu clinic near you or contacting your local pharmacy:
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If you are having trouble printing your proof of vaccination, visit one of the @opl_bpo branches and the employees can help you access and print your receipt. For more info visit:…
Questions about the vaccine rollout for 5-11 year-olds in Ottawa? Tune into the Board of Health meeting at 5pm this evening to hear Dr. Vera Etches' Verbal Report to the Board (Agenda Item 2). Watch live:…
The day after Halloween might be a good time to remind you that sugar & plaque are the main causes of dental cavities. When sugar found in food/drinks combines with plaque, it produces an acid that damages the tooth’s hard outer layer. Watch this video for dental health tips 🦷s
Our neighbourhood vaccination hubs & mobile clinics have administered 10 000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines! We would need a 20-tweet thread to thank every partner, resident & community member involved, but we'd like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for making this possible.
Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how. If you want to talk about it, book a free phone or video counselling session with us. You choose a convenient date and time. There is no waiting list.
When running away from zombies/ghosts/chainsaw killers while trick-or-treating remember to be safe and be seen! Add something reflective or a light to your costume or crack out some glow sticks. #Halloween #HalloWise For more safety tips visit:
Today wraps up Healthy Workplace Month. Remember that asking for help is a sign of strength. If you need extra support but are not sure where to turn, reach out to or
Don’t be scared…be prepared! Planning ahead for an emergency can take the fright out of a scary night. Whether it’s escaping an emergency, or fleeing from a zombie, knowing your emergency exits where you work, live and play can help keep you safe.…
It’s Media Literacy Week! Are you looking for ways to keep your personal information secure online? Learn how two-factor authentication can help keep your accounts safe on your digital devices. Watch here: ​​ #MediaLitWk #connectedcanadians #digitalliteracy
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Individuals who use iPhones can now choose to add their enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code directly to their Apple Wallet. This feature is available with iOS 15.1 and provides an additional way to access and display proof of vaccination.…
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Will you be assembling your coven of best witches this Halloween? Check out these tips for a safer celebration: Witching you a happy Halloween Ottawa!
Does misinformation online have you seeing red? 😠 Remember: strong emotions get in the way of critical thinking! If a claim online makes you feel a strong emotion, step back and think about its accuracy.…Y
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DYK: The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is now offering programs and services for 2SLGTBQQIA+ Indigenous Youth, Women and Girls. Email or call for more info: [email protected] or 613-799-0131
Hey you! Need a vaccine? Great news! There's a @OttawaHealth vaccine clinic in Parkwood Hills TOMORROW, Friday October 29, from 10am-4pm (closed at lunch). Tell your friends!
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TODAY: Join us from 7-8 pm for a short presentation and virtual Q&A session on COVID-19 and vaccines. Questions can be asked in Arabic, English or French. Zoom link:
"Ottawa Public Health is here to support parents and caregivers in making informed decisions about vaccination for children." - Dr. Brent Moloughney, Deputy Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa Public Health Please read today's statement:
For your safety this Halloween: Avoid gathering in large crowds, wear a mask (the one that prevents COVID-not a scream mask) if physical distancing is not possible. And remember, if you look/sound/feel like a zombie, you should stay home.… #Halloween
Looking to learn more about booster shots? 💉 Use this thread to give your brain a booster shot of good science, and share it with your friends to keep them in the know! 🤓 🧵 [1/6#ScienceUpFirstrxWo
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NEW! We have launched our 5-11 COVID-19 Vaccine page. As we work with @CHEO, pediatricians, physicians & families to prepare for the approval of COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5-11 years old, we will be updating this page regularly. Find more here:…
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