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More people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster dose

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 01:45 PM

Huron Perth, ON – To provide extra protection against COVID-19, Ontario is expanding eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional high-risk groups.  The announcement was made Wednesday, November 3, by the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and aligns with evidence and recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

The extra layer of protection that a booster dose of vaccine provides will help in the continued fight against COVID-19, especially...

Horse in Perth County tests positive for rabies

Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2021 12:15 PM

Huron Perth, ON  ̶  A horse located in Blanshard Ward (Perth South)  has tested positive for rabies. This is the third animal to test positive in Huron Perth in 2021.  The first two positive results were in bats. “This latest positive result reminds us that rabies is still present in Huron Perth,” says Dale Lyttle, Senior Public Health Inspector. 

Rabies is almost always fatal. The rabies virus can be carried in the saliva of infected mammals, such as dogs, cats, foxes, skunks,...

Influenza immunizations available in Huron and Perth counties

Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 12:32 PM

Huron Perth, ON - Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) encourages all residents six months of age and older to get their influenza vaccine (“flu shot”) this fall.  Ontario’s Universal Influenza Immunization Program has launched today, November 1, which means the vaccine will now be widely available in Huron and Perth. “The influenza virus can cause severe respiratory illness. Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting influenza,” says Lorna Askes, Public...

COVID-19 Update: Inspection blitz, encouraging vaccinations

Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2021 01:59 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health recently completed an inspection blitz focusing on North Huron, in response to questions about compliance in the area. In addition to routine inspections, public health inspectors also focused on requirements under the Reopening Ontario Act. This includes the proof of vaccination requirement for certain indoor public settings.

The inspection blitz found that 94% of North Huron operators were in compliance with provincial requirements. One ticket is pending....

COVID-19 Update - October 27, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 03:14 PM

Case count

  • As of Tuesday, October 26, Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 2,309 confirmed
    COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There are currently 20 active cases.
    • Sadly, we are reporting one death due to COVID-19, bringing the total in Huron Perth to 67. We extend our condolences to this community member’s loved ones.
    • So far there have been 67 people between the ages of 25-104 who have passed away due to COVID-19.
  • Although case numbers are stabilizing, we are still seeing community...