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

  • First confirmed case marks official start of flu season

    SIMCOE, NOVEMBER 15, 2012 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit received notification of its first lab-confirmed case of influenza, or the flu, for the 2012/2013 season. Last flu season, the first confirmed case in Haldimand or Norfolk occurred in February. Residents are being reminded that the flu shot is their best source of protection against the […]

  • Health Unit expands free HPV vaccine program for teen girls

    SIMCOE, NOVEMBER 12, 2012 – Girls who missed out on a publicly-funded Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program before graduating Grade 8 now have a second chance to get their shots.The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will now be also offering free HPV vaccines to girls in Grades 9 to 12 as well, as part of a catch-up […]

  • Tick season off to an early start, Health Unit cautions

    SIMCOE, ON, MARCH 27, 2012 – The unusually warm March weather we have been experiencing is bringing out more than shorts and sandals. Health officials in Haldimand-Norfolk say the early arrival of warm temperatures has also brought an early start to the tick season. The Health Unit usually starts receiving ticks from the public for […]

  • Health Unit reports first confirmed flu case of the season

    SIMCOE, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 – Health officials say the local influenza season has officially begun.   The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit received notification of its first lab-confirmed case of influenza, or the flu, and is reminding residents that the flu shot is their best source of protection against the highly contagious disease. “Immunization is very effective […]

  • Health Unit giving a boost to hundreds of high school students

    SIMCOE, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 – Illnesses are quickly passed between family members in a home, or coworkers in a workplace. For teens, their high school is their workplace, and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit wants to ensure local students are protected from a number of serious diseases. “With so many people in the hallways, classrooms and […]