Health

Ontario Expanding Specialized COVID-19 Vaccine Supports for Indigenous Communities

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To help ensure First Nation and urban Indigenous communities have the necessary tools to continue protecting our progress in the fight against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the Ontario government is investing $30 million in specialized vaccine supports. The funding will support the administration of third and booster doses and the vaccination of Indigenous children aged 5 to 11, in ...

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L’Ontario augmente les soutiens spécialisés de la vaccination contre la COVID 19 pour les communautés autochtones

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Afin de s’assurer que les communautés autochtones des Premières Nations et en milieu urbain disposent des outils nécessaires pour continuer à protéger notre progrès dans la lutte contre la COVID-19 et le variant Omicron, le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 30 millions de dollars dans des soutiens spécialisés pour la vaccination. Le financement appuiera l’administration de la troisième dose et de ...

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APH has 19 new cases of COVID-19 & a low-risk exposure

Algoma Public Health has reported nineteen (19) new cases of COVID-19: sixteen (16) in Sault Ste. Marie & Area, and three (3) in Central and East Algoma. There are currently 263 active cases. A low-risk exposure has been reported at the Station Mall on Sunday, Dec 12th between 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at La Vie en Rose, Bootlegger, As Seen ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre’s Enhanced Measures due to the Threat of COVID-19 Omicron Variant

In light of the highly transmissible Omicron Variant, the Lady Dunn Health Centre is enhancing measures to provide optimal safety and support to residents/patients while balancing their mental and emotional well-being, and to safeguard the staff members who are critical to their care.   Beginning December 17th, 2021, the  following enhanced measures will come into effect for the Acute Care ...

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Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Winter Testing

To provide an additional layer of protection against COVID-19 and variants including Omicron, the province has launched a holiday testing blitz to offer rapid antigen tests to individuals free of charge at pop-up sites across the province, as well as at select LCBO stores across Ontario. This initiative is part of the government’s enhanced COVID-19 testing strategy to mitigate the ...

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Ontariennes âgés de 18 ans admissibles pourront recevoir leur dose de rappel à un intervalle de trois mois

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Afin de protéger les progrès de la province dans sa lutte contre la COVID-19 et de préserver la capacité des hôpitaux et des unités de soins intensifs de la province dans un contexte de propagation rapide du variant Omicron, le gouvernement de l’Ontario accélère le déploiement de la dose de rappel du vaccin en élargissant l’admissibilité à toutes les personnes ...

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All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval

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To protect Ontario’s progress in the fight against COVID-19 and safeguard the province’s hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs) in the face of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant, the Ontario government is rapidly accelerating its booster dose rollout by expanding eligibility to all individuals aged 18 and over, as well as shortening the interval to three months following an individual’s second ...

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APH reports 22 new COVID-19 Cases

Algoma Public Health reported twenty-two (22) new cases of COVID-19 (#1,530 – #1,552) last night (December 15). Twenty are in Sault Ste. Marie & Area, and two (2) are in Central & East Algoma. There are currently 260 active cases.

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Extension of Mandatory Measures Algoma-wide due to Threat of Omicron and Ongoing High COVID-19 Transmission

Due to ongoing extremely high COVID-19 activity in Algoma, especially in the municipality of Sault Ste. Marie, and increasingly in other Algoma communities, Algoma Public Health is taking further action to curb the spread of the virus, prevent severe illness and death in our communities, and protect health system capacity.   At this time, the Omicron variant of concern is ...

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COVID-19 Outbreak Declared At GHC: Second Floor Surgery/Primary Care Department – 240 McNabb Street

Group Health Centre (GHC) is currently monitoring an outbreak of COVID-19 within the Second Floor Surgery/Primary Care Department at the 240 McNabb Street location. Algoma Public Health (APH) has identified 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to this outbreak. The Ministry of Health defines a COVID-19 outbreak as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases involving patients or staff within a ...

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Ontario Taking Further Action to Protect Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

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The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking further action to protect the health and safety of residents, staff and caregivers in long-term care and retirement homes from COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. These temporary measures will help reduce the risk of transmission during the winter months and protect the progress the province has ...

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L’Ontario prend de nouvelles mesures pour protéger les foyers de soins de longue durée et les maisons de retraite

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef, prend des mesures supplémentaires pour protéger la santé et la sécurité des résidents, du personnel et des soignants des foyers de soins de longue durée et des maisons de retraite contre la COVID-19 et le variant Omicron. Ces mesures temporaires contribueront à réduire le risque de transmission pendant ...

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APH Reports 34 new cases of COVID-19 & 2 Low-Risk Exposures

Algoma Public Health has reported thirty-four (34) new cases of COVID-19, with thirty-one (31) cases in Sault Ste. Marie & Area, and three (3) in Central and East Algoma. Fifteen (15) are of close contact of a confirmed case, two (2) are of an unknown source of infection, and seventeen (17) are under investigation. There are currently 268 active cases. ...

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