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 Moosonee 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, and sexual health
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.
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.
It is very difficult for most smokers to stop smoking. The longer a person smokes, the more of their daily activities and moods become linked to their smoking habit and the harder it may be to give it up. Quitting smoking isn't easy but it is possible.
Over 80 percent of Ontarians receive their drinking water from municipal drinking water systems. Those that do not have access, install some sort of private drinking water system, they may have a well or they may draw and treat water from surrounding surface water sources.
The Let’s Grow resource is offered to all parents of children from newborn to five years to provide you with information about growth and development. Parents who subscribe will receive twelve free “Let’s Grow” issues.
Timmins, Ontario - Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The Porcupine Health Unit reminds you that it’s time to get your flu shot. Starting on Wednesday, November 1, the Health Unit in Timmins will be offering daily flu clinics from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - noon and 1p.m. - 5 p.m., and every Saturday morning from 10 a.m.- noon.
Getting families to eat more vegetables and fruit is one way to have them live better and healthier lives. The Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program introduces elementary school children to vegetables and fruit two days a week from April to June. The Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Association provides a variety of produce to complement healthy eating lesson plans and resources to over 10,000 students across our area.
If you are a parent or caregiver for a toddler or preschool child, use NutriSTEP as a fast and simple way to find out if your child is a healthy eater.
The Registered Dietitians at the Porcupine Health Unit conduct a variety of workshops and presentations for health care professionals, educators, workplaces and the general public.