Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 01:29 PM
A Message for Families Living in Oxford County, Elgin County, and the City of St. Thomas
The weather has cooled, we’ve returned indoors, and many of us are preparing for the busy holiday season. Public health, in partnership with the Oxford and Elgin Ontario Health Teams, want nothing more than for your household to enjoy your favourite people, places and activities over the coming weeks.
This is the peak season for respiratory illness (“colds”, influenza, Covid-19, and RSV). We want to remind...
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 02:53 PM
November 21st, 2023
Southwestern Public Health Seeks Dog Involved in Biting Incident
Local health agency seeks identity of dog in order to assess it for rabies virus Southwestern Public Health has been notified of a dog biting incident.
The incident happened on November 14th on Parkinson Road, on the bridge over Cedar Creek.
A man was walking west on the bridge over Cedar Creek as a young boy was walking in the opposite direction with a medium sized, short haired, brown dog. The dog jumped up on...
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023 02:02 PM
October 30, 2023Southwestern Public Health Invites Community Member 6M + for New Covid-19 Vaccine Formulation
It’s not a Hallowe’en trick! Southwestern Public Heath’s vaccination program has now opened its doors to all community members six months and older seeking the newest formulation of the Covid-19 vaccine, which targets the XBB variant of the virus.
Those seeking vaccination at a Southwestern Public Health clinic are invited to book by calling 1-833-943-3900 or booking online at covid-19...
Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2023 03:04 PM
October 5, 2023Southwestern Public Health Invites High Risk Community Members Seeking New Covid-19 Vaccine Formulation
Beginning the week of October 11, Southwestern Public Heath’s vaccination program is opening the doors to high-risk community members seeking the newest formulation of the Covid-19 vaccine, which targets the XBB variant of the virus.
Individuals over the age of 65, people who are pregnant, people who are Indigenous, and those who are immune suppressed are invited to...
Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2023 03:00 PM
October 3, 2023
Southwestern Public Health Urges High Risk Community Members to Get Vaccinated Now
Residents, patients, caregivers and health care providers in Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, and Hospitals should be first in line for new Covid-19 vaccine
The newest formulation of the Covid-19 vaccine, targeting the XBB variant of the virus, has arrived in the Southwestern Public Health region and public health officials want it out of the storage freezers and into the arms of...
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023 09:22 AM
Tell Southwestern Public Health how you are ‘Enabling Breastfeeding’ for a chance to win one of two $250 self care prize packs
Contest for National Breastfeeding Week will award one winner each in Elgin-St. Thomas, and Oxford County.
September 29, 2023
Southwestern Public Health ‘Enabling Breastfeeding’ Contest
This National Breastfeeding Week, share your stories of how you make breastfeeding work for you and your child for a chance to win!
Tell us your breastfeeding story for a chance to win...