Health

Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – April 19th, 2021

Apr 19, 2021 at 17:30 Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups The province has now entered Phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out plan. The following new groups are eligible to book an appointment in North Algoma: Organ transplant recipients (including patients waitlisted for a transplant) Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be ...

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L’Ontario élargit en toute sécurité l’âge d’admissibilité pour le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux 40 ans et plus

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, a publié la déclaration suivante pour élargir l’admissibilité à la vaccination contre la COVID-19 dans les pharmacies et les installations de soins primaires aux personnes âgées de 40 ans et plus : « À compter de mardi 20 avril 2021, l’Ontario offrira le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux particuliers âgés de 40 ans et ...

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Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility at pharmacies and primary care settings to individuals aged 40 and over: “Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province. As we ...

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A note to the community from the Wawa physicians

As you may be aware, since the departure of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf, the local physician group will be down to four doctors (Drs. Cotterill, Oberai, Stamler and Switzer). Recruitment for replacement physicians is underway, but unfortunately, no replacements have yet been found. We hope to have locum physicians available to see patients of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf and to ...

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Who ya gonna call?

not the Ghostbusters… As a matter of fact, if you need a Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor in Wawa it is as clear as mud ‘who ya gonna call’. Algoma Public Health handed over the community alcohol/drug assessment and community mental health programs that they were administering to the now renamed Canadian Mental Health Association Algoma (CMHA Algoma) on April ...

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6 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#280-#285) in Sault Ste. Marie & Area

Apr 14, 2021 at 20:41 Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 6 new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #280 ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – Updated April 9th, 2021

The following new groups are now eligible to book an appointment for COVID-19 immunization at clinics across North Algoma: All education workers who provide support to students with special education needs Adults 65 and older can book for a clinic on April 21 and onward Adults 60 and older can book for a clinic on May 5 and onward These ...

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3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#236 – #238)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area.Case 236 is of ‘unknown’ exposure’, and Case 237 & 238 are of close contact.   At this time Algoma Public Health is working to identify and notify high-risk close contacts for a potential exposure at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre for ...

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1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#235)

On Friday, April 2nd, Algoma Public Health reported 1 new case of COVID-19 from close contact, from Sault Ste. Marie and area. The individual was tested April 1st, 2021 and is self-isolating.   Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health you are not considered a close contact.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – Updated March 31st, 2021

The following new groups are now eligible to book an appointment for COVID-19 immunization at clinics across North Algoma: Adults 70 years and older School staff that provide ongoing healthcare services and direct patient care to children with special needs (includes nurses, social service professionals, teachers, educational assistants, etc.) These groups continue to be eligible: Health care workers Faith leaders ...

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Algoma Public Health mental health & Addictions services becomes CMHA Algoma

On April 1, 2021 the community alcohol/drug assessment and community mental health programs currently administered through Algoma Public Health will transition over to the renamed Canadian Mental Health Association Algoma (CMHA Algoma). All current mental health and addictions clients are being notified of this change and staff are working closely with their clients to ensure that there is no disruption ...

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White fentanyl found circulating in Sault Ste. Marie

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Algoma Public Health are warning the public that a new form of fentanyl has been found circulating in our community. In December, officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service seized a white coloured substance during an investigation. It was sent for analysis which confirmed the substance was fentanyl. This is the first ...

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APH – 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#218-#219)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 2 new cases of COVID-19. One is from Sault Ste. Marie and area and 1 is from Central & East Algoma. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: ...

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