Posted on Monday, September 26, 2022 03:36 PM
Huron Perth, ON – As of today, September 26, 2022, all individuals aged 18 and over can receive the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster at HPPH clinics. For the last two weeks, health care workers and populations most vulnerable to severe COVID-19 illness were prioritized to receive this vaccine.
The bivalent vaccine targets both the original COVID-19 virus and the Omicron BA.1 subvariant, and also generates a good immune response against the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
“As we head into fall and winter,...
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 11:38 AM
Huron Perth, ON – On September 12, 2022, the Ontario government announced that the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster will be available to all individuals aged 18 and over, beginning with the most vulnerable populations.
Health Canada authorized this vaccine on September 1, 2022. The bivalent vaccine targets both the original COVID-19 virus and the Omicron BA.1 subvariant, and also generates a good immune response against the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
“Staying up-to-date with vaccination maintains...
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 02:22 PM
Huron Perth, ON – On August 31, 2022, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Moore, announced that children aged five to 11 will be eligible for a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and caregivers are able to book an appointment for their child as of September 1, 2022.
Eligible children can receive their first booster dose at a recommended interval of at least six months following their most recent dose.
“A booster helps to restore protection against COVID-19 that may have decreased...
Posted on Friday, August 05, 2022 02:55 PM
Huron Perth, ON - Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Huron Perth. A two day heat event is expected Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7.
Maximum temperatures are expected to be in the high twenties or low thirties with minimum temperatures in the low twenties, bringing little relief from the heat. Humidex values are expected to reach the high thirties or low forties. Cooler temperatures are expected on Monday, August 8.
Heat warnings are issued when high temperature or humidity...
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022 01:34 PM
Huron Perth, ON – The seventh wave of COVID-19 continues in Huron-Perth. Sadly, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is reporting five deaths due to COVID-19, as well as three hospitalizations and six outbreaks in highest-risk settings.
“Even though we are in a much better position against COVID-19 now than we were two years ago, COVID-19 remains a serious infection,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “HPPH sends our condolences to the loved ones of the individuals who have passed away....