Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 11:01 AM
April 12, 2023Southwestern Public Health offering spring Covid-19 boosters to those most vulnerable to Covid-19 infection
High-risk groups welcome at health unit vaccination clinics if it has been at least six months (168 days) since their last dose.
Following recommendations from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, Southwestern Public Health invites those most vulnerable to severe Covid-19 infection for a spring booster.
“We’re still in a pandemic and Covid-19...
Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2023 10:33 AM
March 8, 2023Southwestern Public Health warns community of rising cases of pertussis in the region
Parents advised to be alert to symptoms of the illness which is particularly dangerous in children under one.
Southwestern Public Health is urging parents and guardians to keep themselves and their children up to date with the pertussis vaccine after a recent dramatic rise in cases in the region.
“Our region has seen 82 confirmed cases of pertussis between January 1, 2022 and February 28...
Posted on Monday, March 06, 2023 12:16 PM
March 6, 2023Southwestern Public Health encourages parents to get their kids caught-up with routine childhood immunizations
High levels of participation in routine childhood vaccination keeps schools – and communities - safe and healthy for everyone.
Southwestern Public Health is urging parents and caregivers of school-aged children to make updated vaccines a priority over the coming months.
“We know that the past couple of years have been difficult for families. Competing priorities,...
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 10:41 AM
March 1, 2023
Attention: Oxford County
- Southwestern Public Health has received reports from multiple community partners including Woodstock Police, of multiple non-fatal poisonings that have occurred in the last week
- The overdoses are suspected to be related to very toxic fentanyl currently circulating.
- Reports of different colours of concern including blue fentanyl as well as beige fentanyl
- Be aware that fentanyl of any colour has the potential to be toxic
- Multiple community partners are reporting...
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 01:24 PM
February 22, 2023Southwestern Public Health invites the public to complete survey about need for consumption and treatment services in the region
Those who complete the online survey must live, work or attend school in the Southwestern Public Health region (Oxford, Elgin, & St. Thomas) and be at least 18 years old.
Recent statistics indicate that opioid-related deaths have increased in the Southwestern Public Health region, and that the mortality rate is higher than the provincial...
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2023 01:42 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2023
London, ON – The Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health are investigating following laboratory confirmation of an individual who has tested positive for measles. The individual lives in London and works in Woodstock. Investigators have concluded the individual acquired their illness while traveling outside of Canada. After their return, they had limited contact with others during the time they were infectious. These contacts occurred...