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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...

Covid-19 Update: Sixth Wave Impacting Highest Risk Settings

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:41 AM

Huron Perth, ON – The sixth wave of COVID-19 continues in Ontario, including in Huron Perth, and the impact is being felt in highest risk settings.   Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has seen a steady number of new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 and is reporting 13 active outbreaks and 11 hospitalizations. 

Due to limited PCR testing, reported case counts are much lower than the number of people who actually have COVID-19.  “The rise in outbreaks tells us that community transmission...

Reduce your COVID-19 risk during spring holidays, gatherings

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:06 AM

Huron Perth, ON – With a sixth wave of COVID-19 underway in Ontario, including locally, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) encourages residents to observe Easter, Passover, Ramadan and other spring holidays and occasions safely.  

“These occasions are special for many people and usually involve spending time with others,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron-Perth.  “Please consider your personal health and the vulnerabilities of those around you when making plans...

Multiple viruses circulating in Huron Perth

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 09:59 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is aware of several infectious viruses circulating locally; in addition, a sixth wave of COVID-19 is underway. Please take action to protect yourself and your loved ones from these illnesses.

The following respiratory viruses are circulating in Huron Perth:

  • Influenza A
  • Adenovirus
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Enterovirus/rhinovirus
  • Parainfluenza

Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and/or muscle aches. While anyone can contract these...

With fewer measures in place, managing COVID is important

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022 03:18 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Almost two weeks after the lifting of many public health measures, some COVID activity indicators are rising; Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) reminds residents to follow measures still in place and to make informed decisions on managing COVID.

Some activity indicators, such as wastewater signals, have plateaued or increased recently.  In the last few days, there has been a re-increase in percent positivity, hospitalizations and ICU admissions after several weeks of plateau...