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Public Health Mobile Dental Clinic Bus Arrives in Buckhorn

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Feb 22, 2012

February 22, 2012 – This Friday, February 24 marks the first time that Peterborough Public Health’s mobile dental clinic bus arrives in Buckhorn at the Buckhorn Community Centre. “This launch of the mobile dental bus is a significant milestone for the public health of residents in Buckhorn and Galway- Cavendish and Harvey Township,” said Dr. Rosana […]

Expectant Parents Invited to Attend Free Prenatal Health Fair on February 27

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Feb 22, 2012

February 21, 2012 – Free Fitness DVD and Pedometers for All Moms-to-be! Expectant parents and their families are invited to attend a Prenatal Health Fair hosted by Peterborough Public Health at the Holiday Inn on Monday, February 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. All moms-to-be will receive a pedometer and a free DVD entitled “Move […]

Changes to Ontario Social Assistance Programs

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Feb 17, 2012

February 17, 2012 – What Do YOU Think? Community Invited to Attend Public Consultation on February 21 The Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network is hosting a community consultation to gather input on proposed changes to Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program. People will have a chance to learn about and provide their feedback to options laid out […]

Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Feb 10, 2012

February 10, 2012 – Recognition of Service – Dr. Dick Ito The Board of Health recognized the impressive contributions of Dr. Dick Ito, Dental Consultant at Public Health for the past five years. A former private dentist, Dr. Ito has provided consultation services for a number of Ontario health units and been a staunch advocate for the […]

Public Health Reports Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake By Local Health Care Workers

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Feb 08, 2012

February 8, 2012 – Vaccine Coverage Rates for Staff Range from 8% to 94% at Local Health Care Facilities At today’s Board of Health meeting, Peterborough Public Health reported the rates of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake by health care workers (HCWs), including those who work in long-term care homes, retirement residences, and the hospital. “I […]

Public Health Reports Peterborough’s First Case of Seasonal Influenza

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Feb 01, 2012

January 31, 2012 – The Peterborough Public Health reported the first local case of seasonal influenza today.  “With this first lab-confirmed case of influenza A, we now know that seasonal influenza is circulating in our local population,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “Usually there are more cases of influenza in the community […]