Health Unit

Influenza A makes early appearance in Grey-Bruce

Someone in Bruce County has tested positive for the flu, a sign the annual respiratory bug has come early this year, the Grey Bruce Health Unit announced Thursday. Influenza A was lab-confirmed Sept. 20. In years immediately before COVID-19 in Grey-Bruce, it was confirmed by a lab on Nov. 18, 2018 and on Nov. 20, […]

Most vulnerable in Grey-Bruce can get latest COVID-19 booster now

A new and improved COVID-19 vaccine that tackles both the original pandemic virus and subsequent Omicron variants is now available for the most vulnerable people in Grey-Bruce, the Grey Bruce Health Unit has announced. The vaccine is available for residents in long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services, […]

COVID-19 hitting long-term care but most residents ‘doing well’

There were 10 COVID-19 outbreaks underway in Grey-Bruce Wednesday, mainly in local nursing and retirement homes, which can be combatted with more vaccination, the Grey Bruce Health Unit said. “Vaccine offers strong personal protection from hospitalization, complications, ICU admission and death,” said Dr. Rim Zayed, who is in line to become an assistant medical officer […]

gbhu issues opioid alert

GBHU issues Opioid Alert

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has issued its third Opioid Alert this month, after receiving reports of five drug overdoses in the area within a five-day period.

No proof of vaccination or mandatory masks for Fanshawe College students

Fanshawe College students will not need proof of vaccination status or be required to wear masks as in-person instruction resumes in 65 per cent of classes this fall, the school says. Peter Gilbert, chief infrastructure officer at Fanshawe, said the decision was based on advice from the Middlesex-London Health Unit that included factors such as […]

Monkeypox vaccination clinics starting up in Owen Sound

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will hold clinics to vaccinate people against monkeypox beginning on Friday. Eligible individuals are now able to sign up for the by-appointment clinics, set to be held on Friday and again Wednesday at the Grey Bruce Health Unit in Owen Sound. Clinics will then take place biweekly on Wednesdays until […]

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