The Grey Bruce Health Unit

Health unit issues opioid alert following five overdoses in 48 hours

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has issued an opioid alert following at least five drug overdoses within a 48-hour period. The health unit said the drug fentanyl is the suspected or probable opioid responsible for the overdoses, which were all non-fatal. None of the overdoses have been confirmed by toxicology. In each of the overdoses, […]

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Owen Sound on Friday

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is holding a vaccination clinic on Friday for those who have added their names to a waiting list to receive the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. The clinic, for individuals wanting to receive a first or second dose of the protein-based, non mRNA vaccine, will be held at the Grey Bruce Health […]

Province expanding routine vaccine program

The Grey Bruce Health Unit wishes to advise primary care providers, community organizations, residents and others of the government of Ontario’s plan to expand the province’s publicly funded, routine immunization program. Effective April, 2022, pregnant individuals can receive during each pregnancy one dose of the tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. The program expansion aligns […]

Grey-Bruce has lab-confirmed case of the flu

Influenza A has arrived in Grey-Bruce, the local health unit announced Friday. The Grey Bruce Health Unit said lab results received Thursday confirmed influenza A in a Grey County resident and that area health-care practitioners are being notified. The free flu shot is the best way to protect against the influenza virus, a health unit […]

Health unit to resume school immunization clinics

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will resume elementary school immunization clinics for routine vaccinations later this month. The decision comes as the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves and public health measures lift, the health unit noted in a news release Friday afternoon. “The Grey Bruce Health Unit is pleased to be returning to schools to offer […]

Grey, Owen Sound ending COVID-19 emergency declarations

Grey County, Owen Sound  and some other local municipalities will end their COVID-19 emergency declarations Monday. The Grey Bruce Health Unit will also stop issuing daily updates about the pandemic, to coincide with the county’s decision. The county declaration, in place since March 26, 2020, will officially end at 12:01 a.m. March 14. The city’s, […]

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