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Reason for getting the flu shot hits close to home

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Easton is 3 years old, lives in Saugeen Shores, and was recently diagnosed with cancer. His immune system is now weakened (immunosuppressed), so the effects of getting influenza could be devastating for him. He got his flu shot, but the flu vaccine may not be as effective as it would be when his immune system is working well. His siblings, parents and grandparents also got their shots, knowing that this will help prevent spread of the virus to their vulnerable loved one. But more is needed to pr...
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Health unit disavows new Motherisk website

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The Grey Bruce Health Unit would like to advise that the website ‘Motherisk’, previously operated by The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), has been taken over by a third party and contains advice that in no way reflects the opinions of the health unit. This past spring the service was no longer being funded to provide consultation with Sick Kids nursing staff. The web domain was abandoned and picked up by a third party. Unfortunately, the new Motherisk website provides parenting informat...
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Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program in Grey Bruce

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Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits by patients, of which a significant portion are seniors. Many low-income seniors face challenges accessing regular dental care because they cannot afford it, impacting their overall well-being. The newly launched Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program helps low income seniors access dental care.
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Public Assistance Request Dog Biting Incident

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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 Durham, Ontario. On Wednesday November 20, 2019, between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, a man was bitten by a medium sized white poodle. The man was walking with his own dog at a park located off South Street West and Countess Street South when a woman walking with the poodle and another dog, possibly a husky mixed breed, intercepted the walk.
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Flu arrives in Grey Bruce

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On Wednesday, November 20, the Grey Bruce Health Unit received lab confirmation of the first influenza (flu) case in Grey Bruce; a Meaford resident tested positive for Influenza B. Again this year, public health is posting a local influenza bulletin that describes the last week’s influenza activity and the current season’s trends, specifically for Grey Bruce.
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