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Layer up protection over holidays

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) urges residents to keep protecting themselves from respiratory illness as our community heads into the holidays.

The challenging respiratory illness season in Huron Perth continues. HPPH has also received confirmation of a death in Huron-Perth related to influenza. The individual was an adult living in the community.

“We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Huron Perth Medical Officer of Health.  

Influenza is a serious illness that can lead to severe outcomes to the very young, the very old and those who are immunocompromised.

Influenza continues to circulate in Huron Perth and has been causing severe illness in children and youth this year. Together with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) this is putting pressure on the pediatric acute care system.

Influenza vaccines continue to be available at pharmacies, for those ages two and older, and at primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) offices for those ages six months and older.

For more information about influenza vaccines, visit

Layers of Protection

Protect yourself, your loved ones and the community by using layers of protection during this “triple threat” season of COVID, RSV and influenza circulating at the same time. These layers include:

  • Staying home if you are sick
  • Screening for respiratory symptoms daily
  • Wearing a mask in indoor public settings
  • Staying up-to-date with vaccines (including COVID-19 and influenza)
  • Practicing good hand hygiene
  • Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces

More information on using layers of protection can be found at 

Contact Us

Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Office
77722B London Road, RR #5, Clinton, ON
N0M 1L0

Perth Office
653 West Gore St., Stratford ON N5A 1L4
Toll-free 1-888-221-2133

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