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May 11 – Board of Health Summary

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2022

Harm Reduction Services Update Carolyn Doris, Manager of Family & Community Health provided an overview of local harm reduction services in the community. Harm reduction, an important component of public health programs, refers to policies, programs and services that are designed to reduce or minimize negative consequences related to legal and illegal drugs/substances. Peterborough Public […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Booster Doses Are Available for Immunocompromised Residents

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2022

Check Eligibility Before Attending a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Residents who are immunocompromised or on immunosuppressive medication and received a 3 dose primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible for a second booster dose if they meet the following criteria: 60 years of age or older First Nation, Inuit, Metis and their non-Indigenous household […]

Peterborough Public Health Joins Other Ontario Health Units in Appeal to Chief Medical Officer of Health for Temporary Provincial Masking Mandate

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 05, 2022

COVID-19 Transmission Evidence Higher Than January’s Omicron Wave Dr. Thomas Piggott from Peterborough Public Health has united with two other Ontario public health agencies to send a letter to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health sharing concern with continued high disease activity, for a temporary province-wide masking mandate to bring down sixth wave transmission. Dr. […]

Peterborough Public Health Launches Interactive Dashboard for Peterborough Region COVID-19 Tracker

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 04, 2022

Current Status COVID-19 Risk Index Moves to “High Risk” Peterborough Public Health has launched a new dashboard, the Peterborough Region COVID-19 Tracker. This interactive dashboard will merge the COVID-19 Community Risk Index and the previous case and status data from the COVID-19 tracker. “We are pleased to be sharing additional data in an interactive way […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Drug Poisoning Alert

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 02, 2022

Residents Urged to Carry Naloxone and Avoid Using Drugs Alone Today Peterborough Public Health issued a warning following an increase in suspected drug poisonings over the weekend. Between Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th, Peterborough Public Health detected increases in drug-related Emergency Department Visits and Paramedic Calls for Service. During this period, there were […]