Posted on Friday, December 03, 2021 11:46 AM
Yesterday, Ontario announced that individuals aged 50 and above will be eligible for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday December 13, 2021. These boosters will be available at participating pharmacies and primary care offices as well as public health operated Mass Immunization Clinics.
To receive your booster or third dose, you must be 6 months or 24 weeks past your last dose. Starting on December 13, you can book online at www.covidvaccinelm.ca. If you have any problems booking...
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021 02:17 PM
Today, Southwestern Public Health announced that they will issue a Letter of Instruction requiring the reinstatement of capacity limits to promote physical distancing in certain indoor settings. These restrictions are directed specifically at municipalities with a weekly incidence rate of 80 cases per 100,000 people or greater and/or vaccination rates of fewer than 80% of 12+ fully vaccinated.
“For several weeks the cases in our region have risen steadily. Our test percent positivity, our number...
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2021 09:38 AM
Southwestern Public Health is seeking more information related to a dog biting incident that took place in South-West Oxford over the weekend.
On Sunday, November 7, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an individual on a bicycle was approached by a dog and its two owners and was bit as he was riding by. The dog appeared to be a young German Shepard, and its owners were a male and female wearing sunglasses and dark coats.
The incident took place in on Zora Line between Queen Street and Embro Street...
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2021 03:14 PM
Starting today, November 3, additional high-risk groups will be eligible to book their COVID-19 booster dose if at least six months have passed since their last dose.
- Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
- Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
- Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one...
Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2021 05:25 PM
Southwestern Public Health is looking to the public for help identifying a dog that bit a child on Halloween night. The incident occurred at the corner of Stover and South Court Streets in Norwich between 7:30 pm and 7:45 pm.
The child was trick or treating and encountered a man walking a dog on a leash down the sidewalk. The dog jumped up and bit the child's arm. The dog is described as a large black dog with short hair and a brown belly. It left a paw print the size of a baseball on the victim's...
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2021 09:39 AM
Southwestern Public Health is making updates to its COVID-19 vaccine clinics to prepare to welcome children aged five to 11 and expanded third doses, once these groups become eligible by way of Ontario’s Ministry of Health.
“We will be ready,” says Jaime Fletcher, the Program Manager leading the COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Elgin County, Oxford County, and City of St. Thomas. “We know what is needed to quickly respond to expanded eligibility, and we have the teams and logistics in place again to be...