Decrease in COVID-19 prior to possible fall increase

Health unit moves to weekly reporting of COVID-19 statsThe 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 on…

COVID19 transmissions rising in HKPR region

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit board of health meeting held virtually on April 21. Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of…

Health unit reports first influenza case in two…

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District (HKPRD) health unit press conference held virtually on March 23 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking and a press release issued…

Health unit nearly balances budget prior to new…

By Stephen PetrickThe Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit will have an almost balanced budget as it moves into a new fiscal year.It’s a positive sign for an institution which bore a heavy responsibility…

Multiple indicators showing Omicron wave plateau

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 on Feb. 9. By Sue Tiffin “We are seeing…

Health unit hopes to resume halted services soon,…

By Stephen PetrickThe local health unit hopes to resume some of its services in the coming months, if the Omicron variant wanes.The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit’s school-based immunization program has been on and…

Vaping violations on the rise

By Stephen PetrickThe number of nicotine selling violations issued by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) rose steadily in 2021; a sign that the health unit will have to continue to focus…

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…