Dog bite incident in Port Stanley
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 04:42 PM
Southwestern Public Health is seeking help to identify a dog that bit someone in Port Stanley in early May.
The incident took place at Little Creek Park (109 Old Field Line) between 11AM and 1PM on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
The dog is described as a Dachshund and was small, with a solid brown coat, short hair, with no spots or patches. The owner had two Dachshund dogs while at the park. One of the dogs escaped its leash and bit the victim.
Identifying the dog and confirming its vaccination status allows...
We made a mistake
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023 01:50 PM
One digit makes all the difference ☹ Earlier this week, we sent letters to the families of children who may face school suspensions because their immunization records are not up-to-date. In that letter the phone number for our office was incorrect. We ask that you NOT call that number and instead call us at 1-800-922-0096. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience it may cause.
Southwestern Public Health pauses COVID-19 data dashboard
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 10:56 AM
More than 190,000 annual visits to COVID-19 dashboard underscores desire for local data; will transition to respiratory virus report this fall
Since 2020, Southwestern Public Health has published a COVID-19 data dashboard to inform residents of local cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks, intensive care admissions, and deaths resulting from COVID-19. More than 190,000 unique visitors visited the dashboard annually.
Recent changes to provincial data collection and limited testing eligibility have...
Vulnerable residents invited to SWPH Clinics for Spring Booster
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...
SWPH Warns Community of Rising Cases of Pertussis
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...
Parents Encouraged to Get Kids Caught Up
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,...