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Health Unit releases report on cost of eating

Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2022 01:27 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has released a new report, The Real Cost of Eating in Huron and Perth. The report found that in 2022, the cost of groceries for a family of four in Huron Perth was $249 per week, or $1,076 per month. This does not include non-food items such as toiletries, personal care items or cleaning products.

The report shows different income scenarios and the percentage of income a household would need to spend on food. For example, a family of four receiving...

Flu shots now available at HPPH COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout December

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:50 AM

Huron Perth, ON – As a challenging respiratory illness season continues, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is extending the availability of flu shots at its COVID-19 vaccine clinics until the end of December.

HPPH began offering flu shots on November 15 to individuals receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and has seen good uptake.

Anyone aged five and older who is receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at an HPPH clinic can also receive a flu shot if they wish. HPPH is not offering influenza vaccines on their own...

Masks, vaccination strongly recommended as respiratory illnesses surge

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2022 02:36 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Many respiratory illnesses are circulating; Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) urges the community to use all layers of protection, especially masking and vaccination, to protect themselves, their families, and the broader community.

HPPH has seen an earlier start to the influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season this year, and has received several reports of influenza A (flu) in children under the age of five. HPPH does not typically see this number of lab-confirmed...

Dog involved in biting incident located

Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2022 11:33 AM

North Perth – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is pleased to share that the dog being sought after a biting incident in Listowel on Saturday, November 5, 2022 has been located.

Thank you to the public for helping to identify the dog and its owner, and to the owner for contacting HPPH. Successful follow up is being completed.

HPPH is required to investigate biting and scratching incidents to determine whether the animal involved is up-to-date on its rabies vaccination. This is done to prevent human...

Health Unit Looking for Dog Involved in a Biting Incident in Listowel

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2022 03:50 PM

North Perth – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022 in Listowel.  The incident took place at the intersection of Boyne Avenue and Ann Street in Listowel.

The dog involved in the biting incident is described as a Dalmatian. At the time, it was being walked on a leash by an older male.

HPPH is investigating this incident to verify if the dog is up-to-date on its rabies vaccination. If the...