Southwestern Public Health Encourages Community to Stay Informed about Ticks and Lyme Disease
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 10:45 AM
In alignment with the release of Public Health Ontario’s 2022 Lyme Disease Risk Map, Southwestern Public Health reminds community members to familiarize themselves with tick and Lyme disease prevention information before heading outdoors this spring.
This year, Ontario’s risk map includes a new Lyme disease risk area for the Southwestern Public Health region in Malahide, Ontario.
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread through the bite of an infected blacklegged (deer) tick. Risk areas...
Southwestern Public Health Highlights Safe Needle Disposal for Earth Day
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 09:28 AM
Today for Earth Day, Southwestern Public Health is highlighting steps for safe needle disposal and other sharp litter found in our communities.
“Now that the weather has started to warm, people are again visiting community parks. But, with the snow melting, they may find discarded needles and other trash in these public spaces,” says Jacqueline Deroo, Public Health Nurse at Southwestern Public Health. “We want everyone to feel confident about what to do if they come across a needle or other hazardous...
SWPH issues recommendations for Easter celebrations
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 11:22 AM
April 13, 2022Southwestern Public Health urges caution and issues recommendations for Easter celebrations
With a long weekend approaching, families across the region are gearing up for traditional family gatherings, religious services, and other community events to mark the season. For the first time in two years, there are no legislated public health measures restricting holiday gatherings.
Southwestern Public Health’s new Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ninh Tran, asks the...
COVID-19 vaccination clinics are ready to administer fourth doses for 60+
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2022 02:17 PM
Southwestern Public Health has adjusted its COVID-19 vaccination clinics to align with provincial timelines for expanded fourth dose eligibility.
Starting April 7 at 9 a.m., the health unit’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in St. Thomas and Woodstock will welcome individuals eligible for a fourth dose on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. Visit www.swpublichealth.ca/covid19vaccine for clinic days and hours of operation, closed noon to 1 p.m. daily.
Pop-up vaccination clinics are paused between...
St. Thomas COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on the Move
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:21 AM
On Friday April 1, 2022, Southwestern Public Health will move its St. Thomas COVID-19 vaccine clinic from its current Memorial Arena location to 1230 Talbot Street, the organization’s head office.
Hours of operation at 1230 Talbot Street will remain Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit the Southwestern Public Health vaccine page for current hours as well as vaccine pop-up clinic locations. Clinics will be closed April 15 and 18 for Good Friday and...