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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.

  • Flu Arrives in Haldimand and Norfolk

    SIMCOE, December 5th, 2017 The flu has officially arrived in Haldimand and Norfolk. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) reports that three lab confirmed cases of influenza have been reported. One was influenza A and two influenza B. The HNHU would like to remind everyone that the flu shot is the best protection against getting the […]

  • Media Advisory – Media Kit for Harm Reduction May 2017

    Harm Reduction Harm reduction strategies focus on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use and other risky behaviours that effect a person’s health. Harm reduction strategies recognize the difficulties associated with drug addiction and that avoiding drugs may not be realistic for everyone. These strategies are community-based, user-driven, non-judgmental, and address the way individuals may […]

  • The Influenza Season has arrived in Haldimand and Norfolk

      SIMCOE, November 14, 2016 – The health unit’s Infection Control Practitioner Stacey Guthrie states “our first lab confirmed case of influenza A has been reported for this flu season”. If people have not been vaccinated for influenza, now is the time. Individuals seeking protection should contact their family doctor, visit a local pharmacy or […]

  • Flu Season Coming – HNHU Reminds Everyone to Get the Flu Shot

    SIMCOE October 26, 2016  Every year, millions of Canadians catch the flu. If you are hoping to avoid the flu bug this year, roll up your sleeve. Flu shots are available through your healthcare provider, local pharmacy or by appointment through the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. The influenza virus changes from year to year so a […]

  • HNHU Free Flu Clinics

    SIMCOE, OCTOBER 6th, 2015 – Every year, millions of Canadians catch the flu. If you are hoping to avoid the flu bug come, roll up your sleeve at one of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s free flu clinics. In Canada, flu season usually runs from November to April. Because the influenza virus changes often, it is […]