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Respiratory illness season update

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 03:30 PM

Huron Perth, ON – The challenging respiratory illness season in Huron Perth continues. Respiratory viruses including COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are still circulating and are causing severe illness in some individuals.

The number of new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been steady. As of January 11, 2023 there were two active outbreaks and five people in hospital due to COVID-19. From September 4 to December 31, 2022, there were 121 lab confirmed cases of...

Layer up protection over holidays

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2022 01:29 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) urges residents to keep protecting themselves from respiratory illness as our community heads into the holidays.

The challenging respiratory illness season in Huron Perth continues. HPPH has also received confirmation of a death in Huron-Perth related to influenza. The individual was an adult living in the community.

“We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Huron Perth Medical Officer...

COVID-19 vaccine clinics cancelled due to inclement weather

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2022 09:27 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Due to inclement weather, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is cancelling the following COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Thursday, December 15:

  • HPPH Clinton Office | 77722B London Road, Clinton  
  • HPPH West Gore Office | 653 West Gore Street, Stratford

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

Appointments can be rebooked:

Flu shots now available at HPPH COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout December

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:50 AM

Huron Perth, ON – As a challenging respiratory illness season continues, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is extending the availability of flu shots at its COVID-19 vaccine clinics until the end of December.

HPPH began offering flu shots on November 15 to individuals receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and has seen good uptake.

Anyone aged five and older who is receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at an HPPH clinic can also receive a flu shot if they wish. HPPH is not offering influenza vaccines on their own...

Masks, vaccination strongly recommended as respiratory illnesses surge

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2022 02:36 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Many respiratory illnesses are circulating; Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) urges the community to use all layers of protection, especially masking and vaccination, to protect themselves, their families, and the broader community.

HPPH has seen an earlier start to the influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season this year, and has received several reports of influenza A (flu) in children under the age of five. HPPH does not typically see this number of lab-confirmed...