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COVID vaccine and flu shots coming soon

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 03:43 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Community spread of COVID-19 is on the rise across Ontario, including in Huron Perth. On September 14, 2023, the provincial government provided information about the respiratory illness season, including vaccines against influenza and COVID-19.

Health Canada recently approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine formulation for individuals aged six months and older. It provides better protection against Omicron XBB, the currently circulating variant. Higher risk populations will be...

HPPH opens COVID-19 vaccination clinics for spring boosters

Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 01:49 PM

Huron Perth, ON – HPPH has launched its April COVID-19 vaccination clinics to meet Ontario’s new spring booster recommendations, including a clinic in Stratford on April 11 and one in Goderich on April 12. The April 11 clinic in Stratford will have walk-in availability from 11am to 3pm.

As of April 6, individuals in specific high-risk groups are recommended to receive a spring booster dose if at least six months (168 days) have passed since their last dose or confirmed COVID-19 infection. These...

Health Unit seeing pertussis cases in Huron Perth

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 09:00 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Similar to other areas in southern Ontario, Huron Perth Public Health is seeing cases of pertussis in children. In 2022, there were three cases; in 2023 to date, there have been 21 confirmed cases. Pertussis, also called whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial illness.

“The illness can be serious for infants younger than 12 months of age who are not vaccinated, or who have not received all doses of the pertussis vaccine,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of...

COVID-19 vaccine clinics cancelled due to inclement weather - February 3

Posted on Friday, February 03, 2023 09:32 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Due to inclement weather, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is cancelling the following COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, February 3, 2023:

  • HPPH Clinton Office | 77722B London Road, Clinton  

Anyone who had an appointment at these clinics will need to rebook.  HPPH will not contact individuals to reschedule appointments.

Appointments can be rebooked:

Respiratory illness season update - January 31, 2023

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:32 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Respiratory illness season indicators are stabilizing or improving in Huron Perth, and residents are encouraged to continue taking actions to prevent illness spread.

The number of lab-confirmed cases of influenza and RSV in Huron Perth are declining. As of January 25, 2023 there were two active COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes and 10 people in hospital due to the virus. Huron Perth Public Health has recorded eight deaths due to COVID since January 1, 2023.

Seven of the...