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Expanded eligibility for second dose and more clinic options

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:52 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Large shipments of Moderna vaccine are anticipated to arrive in Huron Perth in the next few weeks. Effective today, June 16, Huron Perth Public Health is expanding access for second dose appointments to anyone who got their first dose of any vaccine on or before May 9th.

The additional vaccine deliveries are also making it possible to increase the number of mass vaccination clinics, with some as early as next week. In addition, Moderna vaccine will also be available through...

HPPH begins West Nile virus surveillance

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:04 AM

Huron and Perth County ― The warmer weather is here and Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has begun West Nile Virus surveillance. Be sure to protect yourself against West Nile virus (WNV) as you enjoy this season’s weather.

WNV is a disease transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Evidence shows that many people infected with WNV will have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. However, people with weaker immune systems and those with chronic diseases are at greater risk...

COVID-19 Update - June 9, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 03:08 PM

Before I begin our COVID-19 update I want to acknowledge the hate-filled act in London on Sunday evening that took the lives of four family members of London’s Muslim community and seriously injured another.  We mourn alongside many over this tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to the surviving family members and the community, as well as our local seniors and long-term care partners who have lost a trusted and caring healthcare professional. HPPH is united with those condemning all forms...

Huron Perth COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on Friday, June 04, 2021 03:49 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is accelerating second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, in keeping with provincial direction.

As of Monday June 7, individuals from the following groups, who have received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), will be able to book their second dose appointment for a future HPPH clinic at a shortened interval:

  • Individuals aged 70 and older (born in 1951 or earlier)
  • Anyone who received their first vaccine dose on or before April 18, 2021.

Shortened...

COVID-19 Update - June 2, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2021 03:10 PM

Before I start this media briefing, I want to acknowledge the terrible news out of Kamloops BC since our last briefing; the remains of 215 precious Indigenous children discovered on the grounds of a residential school, confirming something that has been long known by the community. There will be much work ahead to fully understand, acknowledge and hopefully, reconcile this awful truth in Canada’s history. HPPH will take our lead from our Indigenous communities in this journey, hopefully moving toward...