Update – Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
This notice is being updated to reflect that the outbreak appears to be over. The risk to Canadians has returned to low and the Public Health Agency of Canada is no longer advising individuals in affected provinces to consider consuming other types of lettuce, instead of romaine lettuce. Details on the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
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 Hornepayne branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
During the summer months of July and August our hours change to Mondays 8:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays-Fridays 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Call our office or our toll free number, 1-800-461-1818, for information about our programs and services.
For after hours emergency inspection service, please call our toll free number, 1-800-461-1818, where someone can be reached 24 hours a day.
Information regarding Ontario's Immunization of Schools Pupil Act (ISPA) and immunization requirements.
Infant feeding support and resources available in our communities.
Personal services settings provide non-medical procedures designed to enhance a person's appearance or sense of well-being, such as hair styling, manicures, and tattooing. The Porcupine Health Unit inspects these facilities to ensure that the public is safe from the transmission of blood-borne diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
The Porcupine Health Unit investigates and responds to all reportable diseases in our community. If you are concerned that yourself or your child has an infectious disease, seek medical attention.
Please call your local Porcupine Health Unit office to book your appointment for the flu vaccine.
Timmins, Ontario - Monday, November 20, 2017. Influenza causes approximately 12,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year, according to Dominique Mongeon, a Public Health Nurse at the Porcupine Health Unit.
Provides information about influenza including the signs and symptoms, how to protect yourself, how to prevent the spread, and what to do if you think yourself or your child has influenza.
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