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

  • Baby Boomers encouraged to get tested for Hepatitis C

    SIMCOE, JULY 19, 2013 – Public health officials are encouraging local adults born between 1945 and 1965 – the baby boom generation – to get screened for the hepatitis C virus. While anyone can get hepatitis C, baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected with the virus than other Canadians. The reason […]

  • Is your teen due for a boost? Health Unit offering vaccine clinics at high schools

    SIMCOE, FEBRUARY 5, 2013 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will be offering a series of immunization clinics in February at each of the local high schools to help ensure that all students are up-to-date with their shots. Upon entering elementary school, students typically have received immunizations against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and […]

  • 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 […]