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, 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
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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...
Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2023 04:47 PM
Data collection to be completed in March 2023, with a final report anticipated later this year
February 9, 2023 -- A feasibility study is underway in the Southwestern Public Health region to analyze the perceived need, support, and service models available for Consumption and Treatment Services. The study’s geography will span Elgin County, Oxford County, and the City of St. Thomas.
The health unit has formed an external advisory committee to consult with local figures from various sectors. These...
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 02:00 PM
January 31, 2023Southwestern Public Health to close mass immunization clinics after nearly two years of operation
February 17 marks the end of an era that saw hundreds of vaccinators administer more than 480,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to area residents.
In March 2021, Southwestern Public Health opened its doors to two Mass Immunization Clinics - one in Woodstock and one in St. Thomas. A third soon followed in Tillsonburg.
The organization began a vaccination campaign against...