The town of Moosonee has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective September 20, 2017. The advisory affects the residents of Moosonee on Umisk Avenue and Nistum Avenue. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water. See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
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.
Come to our Healthy Aging Expo! The Porcupine Health Unit, along with several partners, is hosting a local health fair featuring a variety of booths and speakers. In addition, we will be offering the influenza vaccine to older adults.
Risky play can be described as thrilling and exciting forms of play that involve a real or perceived risk of injury. PHU Health Promoter, Martin Paul explains why risky play is an important part of a child's development.
Highlights of the work done to protect and promote the optimal health and well-being of our communities in 2016.
There's still lots of summer left, so it's a good time to to get active. As we age, our bodies change in ways that can increase the risk of a fall. The best way to reduce your risk of falling is to be physically active, so you can stay independent and stay on your feet. Including physical activity also reduces blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and maintains bone density. Patrick Nowak explains.
Illnesses can be passed to people through other sources, such as a mosquito or a tick bite. These illnesses are not currently widespread in the Northeastern Ontario area. There is a possibility that, as a result of changes in climate and migration, the mosquitos and ticks that are capable of causing illnesses could one day be a concern.
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.