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Health Unit Holding Vaccine Clinics for Students Born 2007-2009

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 02:07 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will be holding community vaccination clinics this summer for students born in 2007-2009 to help them stay up to date with routine immunizations. 

The clinics are open to youth who have:

  • Previously received a dose of Hepatitis B (HB) or Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and/or the Meningococcal (MenC-ACYW-135) vaccine and need to complete the series; or
  • Not yet received these vaccines and need to start the series.

Typically, students receive these...

Masking to continue for HPPH clinical services and sites

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2022 01:41 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) announced on June 8 that the Class Order on masking in certain indoor settings will expire as of 12 a.m. on June 11, 2022.

Masks will no longer be required in:

  • public transit
  • health care settings (e.g., hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics that provide health care services, laboratories, specimen collection centres, and home and community care)
  • congregate care settings that provide care and services to medically and socially...

Health Unit holding catch-up vaccine clinics for high school students

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:21 AM

Huron Perth, ON – To help students get up to date with routine immunizations, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will offer catch-up community clinics starting next week and continuing through the summer. 

Routine immunizations for school-age youth include protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap vaccine); human papillomavirus (HPV vaccine); hepatitis B (Hep B vaccine); and meningococcal disease (MenC-ACYW-135 vaccine). 

Typically, students receive these immunizations at...

Covid-19 Update: Sixth Wave Impacting Highest Risk Settings

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:41 AM

Huron Perth, ON – The sixth wave of COVID-19 continues in Ontario, including in Huron Perth, and the impact is being felt in highest risk settings.   Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has seen a steady number of new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 and is reporting 13 active outbreaks and 11 hospitalizations. 

Due to limited PCR testing, reported case counts are much lower than the number of people who actually have COVID-19.  “The rise in outbreaks tells us that community transmission of COVID...

Reduce your COVID-19 risk during spring holidays, gatherings

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:06 AM

Huron Perth, ON – With a sixth wave of COVID-19 underway in Ontario, including locally, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) encourages residents to observe Easter, Passover, Ramadan and other spring holidays and occasions safely.  

“These occasions are special for many people and usually involve spending time with others,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron-Perth.  “Please consider your personal health and the vulnerabilities of those around you when making plans about...