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Medical Officer of Health Tours City of Peterborough’s New Cycling Infrastructure  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 – Public Health Benefits Include Higher Physical Activity Rates and Fewer Injuries Today, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health, joined Susan Sauvé, Transportation Demand Management Planner for the City of Peterborough, on her last cycling tour of theyear. The purpose of Sauvé’s cycling tours was to showcase the […]

With HPV-caused Mouth and Throat Cancers Rising, Parents Encouraged to Vaccinate Their Kids at School Clinics

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 – As new research reveals increasing rates of cancers caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), Peterborough Public Health is pleased to offer the HPV vaccine to both Grade 7 boys and girls thanks to Ontario’s newly expanded student immunization program. “In a new report from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian […]

October 11 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 – To view the meeting summary from the October 11 Board of Health meeting click on the image below.

Board of Health Meets October 12 at 5:30 p.m.

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 07, 2016

October 7, 2016 – Location: Hiawatha First Nation, Administration Building Media and the community are advised that the Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Hiawatha First Nation in the Council Chambers, Lower Hall, Administration Building, 123 Paudash Street. To download the agenda and the online board package, […]

Blue-Green Algae Bloom on Pigeon Lake: Know the Risks and How to Protect Yourself

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 06, 2016

October 6, 2016 – Peterborough Public Health is advising local residents to protect themselves from blue-green algae which have bloomed on area lakes. Peterborough Public Health with the assistance of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) have received confirmed reports of the presence  of blue-green algae in Pigeon Lake, Municipality of Trent Lakes […]

Free Shingles Vaccine Good News for Local Seniors

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 04, 2016

October 4, 2016 – Influenza and Adacel Vaccines Also Recommended for Older Adults by Health Experts Local health leaders from Peterborough Public Health and Peterborough Family Health Team say Minister Hoskins’ recent announcement that the Ontario government is funding free shingles vaccine for those aged 65-70 is great news for our community. “With such a high proportion […]