First confirmed case of Monkeypox in SWPH region
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:09 AM
This is the first case of monkeypox confirmed in Oxford County, Elgin County or the City of St. Thomas
September 15, 2022 - Southwestern Public Health has confirmed the first positive case of Monkeypox in the region in an adult male.
The virus is transmissible through direct contact with lesions, respiratory secretions, or materials contaminated by the virus such as bedding. Symptoms usually develop 5 to 21 days following an exposure. Individuals are contagious for 7 to 14 days and up...
Southwestern Public Health offering bivalent COVID-19 vaccine
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 09:56 AM
Effective September 12 2022, the health unit moves to appointment-only format to manage supply demands
Southwestern Public Health will begin offering Moderna’s new Omicron targeting bivalent vaccine aligned with Provincial timelines announced today.
Who is eligible?
• Beginning September 12 at 8 a.m., people aged 70 and older, adult healthcare workers, First Nation Inuit and Métis adults (and their adult household members), pregnant adults, and moderately to severely immunocompromised people...
Appointments Required at COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 08:38 AM
Starting September 12 at 8 a.m., appointments are required at ALL Southwestern Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
Book online covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine
Need support? Call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900
Also effective September 12, Ontario has introduced bivalent (Omicron-targeting) COVID-19 vaccine boosters to those eligible. Click here to read the news release with more information.
Back to School Message from Southwestern Public Health
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 10:02 AM
A back to school message from Southwestern Public Health's Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ninh Tran.
5 - 11 Year Olds Eligible for Booster Doses
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 02:12 PM
August 31, 2022Southwestern Public Health Opens Doors to 5 – 11-Year-Olds Seeking COVID-19 Booster Doses
This new eligibility follows guidance from the National Advisory on Immunization and approval from Ontario’s Ministry of Health
Starting tomorrow, September 1, 2022, Southwestern Public Health will open its doors to children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old who seek a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This expansion in eligibility follows the National Advisory Committee...
Oxford Coalition Hosts Overdose Awareness Event
Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022 02:22 PM
August 11, 2021
Oxford Partnership Reaches Out to those Grieving Loss Due to Overdose
International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind
On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, communities around the world will recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. The theme is Time to Remember. Time to Act.
On that day, the members of the Harm Reduction...