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Get Your Flu Shot

Get the Flu Shot . . . It's Free!

Get your flu shot early!
It is your best protection from catching the flu.

It’s safe and easy to get.

Get it from your doctor, your pharmacists or …
Here at the health unit Oct. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m

 

Everything in Moderation

Everything in Moderation

Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines help people make an informed decision about the amount of alcohol they drink.

• Zero drinks = lowest risk of an alcohol related problem
• No more than 2 standard drinks on any one day
• Women: up to 9 standard drinks a week
• Men: up to 14 standard drinks a week
 
 
 NEWS RELEASES

November is Falls Prevention Month
Release Date: October 30, 2014
Falls are the leading cause of serious injuries in older adults; every year, one in three older adults will fall. The growing number of falls among Ontario’s seniors and the devastating consequences from falls has prompted Finding Balance; seniors focussed awareness and injury prevention program.

Grey County adopts a smoke-free by-law
Release Date: October 29, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit congratulates Grey County on the adoption of a by-law to regulate smoking in or near municipal property. This by-law will prohibit smoking within a nine metre (29.53 feet) radius of any entrance or exit of both county and lower tier municipal buildings in Grey County. The by-law will be enforced by Grey Bruce Health Unit staff and municipal law enforcement.

Time to Get Your Flu Shot
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Public Health is hosting a flu shot clinic Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 - 7:00pm at the Health Unit, 101 17th Street East, Owen Sound. Everyone is welcome.

Public Assistance Request Dog Bite
Release Date: October 28, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public in finding the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred in Kincardine.

Fluoride Vote Wins
Release Date: October 28, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit celebrates Owen Sound residents’ choice to maintain fluoridation in the municipal water supply.

Halloween Treats for Healthy Smiles
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Halloween trick or treating is an exciting time for children. But, too many treats can affect your child’s teeth. The Grey Bruce Health Unit wants to make sure that Halloween treats won’t leave your child with a jack-o-lantern smile.

National Infection Control Week October 20-26
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Infection Prevention – Stay Ahead of the Game! is the message for Infection Control Week, October 20 – 26, 2014.   Infection prevention and control is most effective when everyone makes the effort. If you want to ‘stay ahead of the game’ and minimize your risk of becoming ill, we encourage you to practice these quick and easy techniques.

STOP Smoking Cessation Workshops
Release Date: October 8, 2014
For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in Grey and Bruce counties, five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.

Public Assistance Request Dog Bite
Release Date: October 6, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public in finding the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred at the Port Elgin Harbour in Saugeen Shores.

A New Head Lice Resource Assists Parents
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Head lice are a common problem among children. While they are more of a nuisance than a health concern, they can cause a great deal of stress for families as they grapple with getting them out of their child’s hair and home.

Bad Way to Be Nice - Cut off the “social supply” of smokes
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Family and friends need to stop being the go-to supplier for under-age smokers. A friend or relative may think they are “just being nice” for buying, or giving cigarettes to a teenager. But, setting someone up for an addiction, disease or even death is a “bad way to be nice.”

Making Healthy Communities the Election Issue
Release Date: September 26, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is asking all municipal candidates to incorporate healthy community principles into their 2014 election platform. Decisions by elected officials can have a significant impact the health of their residents.

 

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