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 Kapuskasing branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open weekdays from 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 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
We have regularly scheduled clinics available by appointment for immunization, travel vaccines, sexual health, and dental 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.
With a focus on healthy eating and physical activity, the Diabetes Prevention Program seeks to reduce the risk factors for diabetes and contribute to healthier lives. Along with community partners, we provide programming focussed on lifestyle behaviour change, training, screening and health communications.
Many people find it hard to stop smoking, but don't lose hope if someone you know quit before and started again!! Many people quit smoking every day and so can the person you care about! But only if they are ready.
It's great that you care enough to help someone quit smoking. It's important to remember that, in order to be successful at quitting smoking, a person has to be ready and has to do it for personal reasons.
We work with school boards and staff to help create a healthy school environment.
Procedure to submit either a Statement of Medical Exemption or Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief.
Starting January 1, 2016, the Electronic Cigarette Act (ECA) cane into effect and limits the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals under the age of 19. New signage has been created to make individuals aware of the new restrictions.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act describes the control of sales and use of tobacco products within Ontario.
Timmins, Ontario - Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting the first case of influenza A in the Cochrane District.