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HPPH preparing for vaccinations of children aged 5-11

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021 04:16 PM

Huron Perth, ON - Today Health Canada announced approval of the paediatric Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years. 

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is not yet booking appointments for children aged five to 11, but will provide further updates in the days ahead as provincial direction and vaccine supply details are confirmed.  Please do not use the booking system for this age group until HPPH announces that appointments are open. 

“When vaccines...

Health Unit closes indoor dining area of restaurant

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2021 02:08 PM

Huron Perth, ON - Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has closed the indoor dining area of a North Huron restaurant, due to the operator’s failure to comply with a Section 22 Order issued by the Medical Officer of Health on November 5. 

In late October, HPPH public health inspectors carried out inspections in North Huron. They focused on requirements under the province’s Reopening Ontario Act. One of the provincial requirements for certain indoor public settings, including restaurants who provide...

COVID-19 Update - November 10, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 03:21 PM

Case count

  • As of Wednesday, November 10, Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 2,411 confirmedCOVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There are currently 55 active cases.
    • The number of deaths remains unchanged at 67
    • There are currently two people hospitalized due to COVID-19.
  • We continue to see a steady number of new cases and moderate levels of community transmission in Huron Perth. The more community transmission of the virus, the higher the likelihood of outbreaks in schools,...

More people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster dose

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 01:45 PM

Huron Perth, ON – To provide extra protection against COVID-19, Ontario is expanding eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional high-risk groups.  The announcement was made Wednesday, November 3, by the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and aligns with evidence and recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

The extra layer of protection that a booster dose of vaccine provides will help in the continued fight against COVID-19, especially...

Influenza immunizations available in Huron and Perth counties

Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 12:32 PM

Huron Perth, ON - Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) encourages all residents six months of age and older to get their influenza vaccine (“flu shot”) this fall.  Ontario’s Universal Influenza Immunization Program has launched today, November 1, which means the vaccine will now be widely available in Huron and Perth. “The influenza virus can cause severe respiratory illness. Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting influenza,” says Lorna Askes, Public...