Virtual event informs parents about fourth wave

Local Medical Officer of Health to Host Virtual COVID-19 Info Session for Parents -Concerned about COVID-19? Wondering when a vaccine will be available for children? Unsure about how we can protect the health of young…

Staffing shortages influence decisions on vaccination

By Katrina BoguskiThe Haliburton Highlands Health Services board met virtually on Sept 23. CEO Carolyn Plummer provided an update on several issues related to the fourth wave of the pandemic.Her written report, contained in the…

Vaccination clinics have reached locals schools

By Katrina BoguskiIn recent weeks, staff from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit have been holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics in local high schools for students, staff, parents, and members of the school community.Schools…

HE council members will attend committee meetings

The following are Highlands East Council briefs from the virtual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24. By Darren Lum The pandemic is far from over and virtual council meetings are likely to continue to enable access…

Ontario to move into Step 3, largely reopen…

By Mike Baker The next step in Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery will be ushered in on Friday, July 16 in a move that will see indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities, cinemas, museums and casinos reopen,…

HHHS extends strategic plan, discusses ‘year of the…

By Mike Baker Haliburton Highlands Health Services has adopted a new one-year strategic plan as the organization prepares for life after the COVID-19 pandemic.The plan includes four priority areas – advancing community partnerships, investing in…

Standby list available for end-of-day vaccines

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually June 23 and press releases from…