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Health Unit Looking for Dog Involved in a Biting Incident near Goderich

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 02:11 PM

Goderich, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred around 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2021 near Goderich.  The incident occurred on the Goderich Rail Trail between CP Line and McGaw Road.

The dog involved in the incident is described as small to medium-sized, chocolate brown in colour and possibly a spaniel mix. It was unleashed at the time of the bite.  The dog was accompanied by a male, who had a second dog on a leash. ...

Ontario’s GO-VAXX Mobile Vaccine Clinics Coming to Huron Perth

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021 09:23 AM

Huron Perth, ON – The Ontario GO-VAXX bus mobile clinic will be heading to Huron Perth next week to provide first and second doses of Pfizer vaccine to anyone born in 2009 or earlier.

Starting on Tuesday, October 26, the GO-VAXX bus will be stopping in Wingham at the Wescast Community Complex, and then rolling into the Festival Marketplace Shopping Centre in Stratford on Wednesday, October 27. Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible to attend the walk-in clinics for their first or second dose...

Health Unit holding community vaccine clinics for grade seven students

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 01:01 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will be holding vaccination clinics for grade seven students across Huron Perth to provide the routine grade seven vaccines: Meningococcal, Hepatitis B (Hep B), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  The Meningococcal vaccine is required for school attendance, according to the Immunization of School Pupils Act.  Students need two doses of both the Hep B and HPV vaccines in order to be fully protected from these diseases.

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COVID-19 Update - October 13, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 03:10 PM

Case count

  • As of Wednesday, October 13, Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 2,255 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There are currently 33 active cases.
    • Sadly, we are reporting one death due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total in Huron Perth to 66. We extend our condolences to this community member’s loved ones.
    • More details on case counts can be found on our COVID-19 in Huron and Perth webpage.
  • Even though cases are stabilizing in other parts of Ontario,...

HPPH COVID-19 Update: Celebrating Thanksgiving; getting your vaccination receipt

Posted on Friday, October 08, 2021 09:46 AM

Huron Perth, ON – As many people prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) reminds residents to follow public health measures.  Social gatherings include factors that could increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission, especially where unvaccinated individuals attend.  These factors include prolonged close contact in indoor settings, and sharing meals where face coverings are removed in order to eat and drink.

“I thank everyone for doing their part over...