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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Free Flu Shot Clinics for Families with Children Under 5 Years

October 30, 2014 – Public Health Reminds Parents Young Children at Higher Risk of Complications from the Flu The Peterborough Public Health is running a series of Saturday flu shot clinics at no charge from November to January to ensure local children are protected from catching – and sp reading – influenza.   While more than 40 […]

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Honouring Healthcare Worker Flu Shot Champions

October 21, 2014 – Overall Healthcare Worker Average Vaccination Rate at Local Long-Term Care Homes is 81% Today the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra commended local healthcare workers for receiving provincial recognition for keeping patients safe by achieving strong influenza immunization rates last year at their facilities. “We are very proud of the efforts of […]

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Backgrounder: Mental Health Landscape of Peterborough

October 16, 2014 – Mental health issues are a growing concern in our community.  In 2013, there were over 3,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits at PRHC related to mental health disorders and this number has been on the rise since 2009.  In fact, over the past decade the average number of ED visits related to […]

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Let’s Make Health a Priority This Election

October 16, 2014 – Public Health Launches Public Health Primer for Voters Today Peterborough Public Health launched a new document entitled “Let’s Make Health a Priority” to help voters understand how municipal policies affect public health. “Municipalities pay for 25% of all public health spending, so they can have a big impact on important issues such […]

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Wishing You a Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving Dinner!

October 10, 2014 – Ensure Proper Food Handling to Prevent Illness The Peterborough Public Health would like you to enjoy a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.  One way to ensure this is through safe food handling methods.  In general, the most popular choice for a Thanksgiving dinner is turkey.  “Poultry can contain harmful bacteria such as […]

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