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.
The Porcupine Health Unit will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20, 2017. We encourage you to spend the day with your family being active and healthy!
For most people, feeling down during winter is temporary and the return of sunny weather is all it takes to lift spirits, while for others, the “blues” can become a more severe experience known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Meagan Sergerie share some ways to recognize SAD and tips to combat it.
Shingles—maybe you have heard about it from a family member or friend who had it. You may even be personally familiar with this infection and the painful skin rash and complications it is capable of causing. Regardless of what you know about shingles, I have some good news for you—you can protect yourself.
Stand Up! is a free exercise and education program for older adults hosted by a trained facilitator. Are you interested in becoming a Stand Up! facilitator? We’ll also be hosting facilitator training to teach the Home Support Exercise Program. See this page for more details.
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.
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.