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Eligibility for second booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine expands

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 03:32 PM

Huron Perth, ON – On July 13, 2022, the Ontario government announced that it is expanding eligibility for second booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine to all Ontarians aged 18 and over.  Those newly eligible individuals will be able to make an appointment starting on Thursday, July 14. 

A second booster will provide an extra layer of protection to those who choose to be vaccinated and is now also recommended for individuals aged 18 and over who are moderately to severely immune compromised....

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...

Heat Warning Issued for Huron and Perth Counties

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 09:51 AM

Huron Perth, ON - Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of southern Ontario, including Huron Perth.  A heat event is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday (June 21 and 22). Daytime temperatures are expected to reach low to possibly mid 30 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures Tuesday night and Wednesday night are expected to be in the low twenties, providing little relief from the heat.  Hot and humid conditions may also lead to poor air quality.  Cooler air is expected to arrive...

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...