There is currently a shortage of the yellow fever vaccine in Canada.
Travellers should contact the Porcupine Health Unit well in advance to inquire about whether or not Yellow Fever vaccine is required. The Porcupine Health Unit will then be able to advise you on your options including possibly travelling out of town to receive the Yellow Fever vaccine.
Many of us use the start of new year to make positive changes. Public Health Nurse Stephanie Gravel looks at the importance of setting a "Quit Date" if you want to quit smoking this year.
While we know we should all be eating a healthy diet, the cost of food items in our area can be barrier to choosing healthy options. The Nutritious Food Basket Survey is a tool used to help determine the prices of food in our area and how much of a burden it can be for some families.
Breastfeeding support and resources available in our communities.
Don't let the pain of shingles slow you down. Protect yourself with the free shingles vaccine. If you're between 65 and 70 years old, you can protect yourself with a free vaccine, saving you approximately $170.
We have a confidential, easily accessible sexual health clinic. Our nurses and physicians provide a variety of sexual health services and most are available through our daily walk-in clinics. Some services will require an appointment.