Efforts focused on decreasing the impact

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Jan. 5. Dr. Natalie…

Vaccine clinics for children open this week

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 Nov. 24. By Sue Tiffin On the first day…

Vaccines approved for youth 5 to 11

By Sue TiffinHealth Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a younger age…

County backs letter on backlogs

By Stephen Petrick More support will be needed for public health units for “catch up and recovery” as they enter a new stage of the pandemic.That’s the gist of an urgent-sounding letter signed by Haliburton…

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…

Annual flu vaccine ‘more important than ever’

By Sue Tiffin It might not be the vaccine that has been on everyone’s mind this year, but the annual flu vaccine will be available in Haliburton County and across Ontario in October, and according…