Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 12:16 PM
June 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Southwestern Public Health issues extreme heat alerts when Environment Canada forecasts temperatures that are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are at or above 20°C for two days, or the Humidex is forecasted to be at least 40°C for two days.
Environment Canada is forecasting warm temperatures throughout the SWPH region beginning this morning and is forecast to end overnight Tuesday, June 29. Humidex values reaching 40°C are expected for the next...
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 09:12 AM
Starting June 28 at 8 a.m., all Ontarians aged 18 and older who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine will be eligible to receive their second dose a minimum of 28 days between doses.
Those who wish to re-book are asked to remain patient as earlier appointments are limited. Individuals who have a first dose appointment on or after June 28 will also be scheduled for a second dose appointment at a minimum 28-day interval, pending appointment availability.
To book an appointment: www.covidvaccinelm.ca...
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 03:09 PM
Starting today, Southwestern Public Health and Middlesex-London Health Unit invite adults aged 18 and older to rebook an earlier second dose if they had their first mRNA dose on or before May 30.
Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2021 04:57 PM
June 20, 2021
Following confirmation from the Ontario government that the region’s next shipment of Pfizer will be delayed for two or three days, Southwestern Public Health has announced several changes associated with it’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Tillsonburg, Woodstock and St. Thomas for the week of June 20.
- June 21 clinics will offer Pfizer to all youth 12 – 17 and adults seeking second doses of Pfizer. All first doses to adults will be Moderna.
- June 22 - 25 clinics will...
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 03:38 PM
“My family got COVID-19”
Breaking the stigma associated with the Coronavirus
Samantha Fox is not ashamed to say she had COVID-19.
“I am comfortable saying we did have COVID-19, and we did everything right, and it still happened.”
But the Southwestern Public Health manager didn’t always feel that way. Fox admits that when she, her husband and toddler all tested positive for the virus early in the pandemic, she hid it from her coworkers.
“I didn’t tell anyone at work for a while because...
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 03:12 PM
mRNA Vaccines: effective, safe and interchangeable
A Message from Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health
The National Advisory on Immunization (NACI), the organization that advises the Public Health Agency of Canada, has endorsed the interchangeability of the mRNA vaccines based on current scientific evidence and their expert opinion.
The interchangeability of Pfizer and Moderna means that you can receive one vaccine product for your first dose and a different vaccine product for your second dose....