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HPPH recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021 03:53 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health is recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31. This day raises awareness and decreases stigma of drug overdose.

In 2021, lives have been lost due to substance overdoses in Huron and Perth. On International Overdose Awareness Day HPPH joins our community in mourning the loss of those community members, as well as expressing our deep sympathy for their families and friends.

An overdose can occur after opioid use. An opioid is a drug that...

HPPH Vaccination Update: 2009 eligibility, third doses

Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021 08:46 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Yesterday, the province of Ontario announced that those turning 12 in 2021 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as a provincial plan to begin offering third doses to select vulnerable populations.

Effective today, August 18, HPPH is offering COVID-19 immunizations to individuals turning 12 in 2021. Individuals born in 2009 or earlier are welcome to attend any clinic, including walk-in clinics.

HPPH is not offering any third doses of COVID-19 vaccine through our clinics...

COVID-19 Update - August 11, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 03:44 PM

Case count

  • Our most recent data shows that Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 1,959 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There are currently 15 active cases.
    • There are no Huron Perth residents in hospital due to COVID-19.
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains unchanged at 57
    • More details on case counts can be found on our COVID-19 in Huron and Perth webpage.
  • The majority of new cases have been in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals. Getting...

Heat Warning issued for Perth County

Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 04:42 PM

Perth County - Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for most of Perth County.

Humidex temperatures reaching 40°C are expected for the next three days. High daytime temperatures near 30°C are expected Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures and humidity may continue Friday.

Warm temperatures above 20°C each night will provide little relief from the heat.

Senior Public Health Inspector Dale Lyttle asks the public to take measures to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Ways to stay safer during...

HPPH looking for dog involved in a biting incident in Brussels

Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 01:47 PM

Huron County – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in a bite incident that occurred on August 8, 2021, at the Brussels Conservation area. The dog involved was a male German Shepherd, black and brown, and a little over a year old. There was no owner accompanied by the dog and victim was not able to see if the dog had any dog tags on him. The victim was bit when he was walking through the conservation area with his girlfriend.

HPPH is investigating this incident to verify...