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Adults 18+ can now receive bivalent booster at HPPH clinics

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2022 03:36 PM

Huron Perth, ON – As of today, September 26, 2022, all individuals aged 18 and over can receive the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster at HPPH clinics. For the last two weeks, health care workers and populations most vulnerable to severe COVID-19 illness were prioritized to receive this vaccine.

The bivalent vaccine targets both the original COVID-19 virus and the Omicron BA.1 subvariant, and also generates a good immune response against the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.

“As we head into fall and winter,...

Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster available to adults 18+

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 11:38 AM

Huron Perth, ON – On September 12, 2022, the Ontario government announced that the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster will be available to all individuals aged 18 and over, beginning with the most vulnerable populations.

Health Canada authorized this vaccine on September 1, 2022. The bivalent vaccine targets both the original COVID-19 virus and the Omicron BA.1 subvariant, and also generates a good immune response against the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.

“Staying up-to-date with vaccination maintains...

Five to 11 year olds now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 02:22 PM

Huron Perth, ON – On August 31, 2022, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Moore, announced that children aged five to 11 will be eligible for a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and caregivers are able to book an appointment for their child as of September 1, 2022.

Eligible children can receive their first booster dose at a recommended interval of at least six months following their most recent dose.

“A booster helps to restore protection against COVID-19 that may have decreased...

Take precautions during seventh wave of COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022 01:34 PM

Huron Perth, ON – The seventh wave of COVID-19 continues in Huron-Perth. Sadly, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is reporting five deaths due to COVID-19, as well as three hospitalizations and six outbreaks in highest-risk settings.

“Even though we are in a much better position against COVID-19 now than we were two years ago, COVID-19 remains a serious infection,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “HPPH sends our condolences to the loved ones of the individuals who have passed away....

COVID-19 vaccine bookings will open for young children and immunocompromised youth

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2022 10:09 AM

Huron Perth, ON – On July 21, 2022, the Ontario government announced that COVID-19 vaccine bookings will open for children six months to under five years of age. Parents/caregivers will be able to book an appointment for their eligible children starting on Thursday, July 28.

The decision follows Health Canada’s approval of the paediatric Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to under 5 years of age on July 14, 2022. The vaccine will be administered in two doses, eight weeks apart.

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