COVID-19 Update - June 23, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 03:35 PM

Case count

  • Our data from today, June 23, shows that Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 1,883 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There are currently 11 active cases, including three variant of concern cases.  
    • There is one Huron Perth resident 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. Please note that we have adjusted our reporting...

HPPH expands second dose eligibility

Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 01:29 PM

Huron Perth, ON – With increased COVID-19 vaccine supply in Huron Perth, local eligibility for earlier second doses continues to expand.  Starting today, June 23, anyone who received their first dose of mRNA vaccine on or before May 30, 2021, can book a second dose appointment for a future HPPH clinic at a shortened interval.

Pfizer and Moderna are interchangeable mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, as endorsed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI),...

HPPH: Make your second dose a priority

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 01:46 PM

Huron Perth, ON – As more vaccine becomes available in Huron Perth and local eligibility continues to expand for earlier second doses, Huron Perth Public Health reminds everyone to make their second dose a priority.

“Whether it’s the same vaccine series, or a mix of two vaccines, being fully vaccinated is extremely valuable. Two doses of vaccine, either from the same vaccine or from a combined Pfizer and Moderna series, provide safe and highly effective protection against the COVID-19 virus and variants,...

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...