*As of Monday, December 20, 2021 – All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval

*For Information about Vaccines (eligibility, clinic schedule, stats and much more)

*GBHU does not supply COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits – we do not keep an up to date list of vendors or locations where public can access these tests, as information changes frequently. Please visit: I think I have COVID-19 What do I do? (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) for more information.

*Ontario:A plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term

Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings                

Electronic/Printable Vaccine Receipt

News and Media and Important Updates

* Sexual health clinics are closed temporarily. If you need birth control prescriptions or STI testing, go to nearest emergency room. For condoms, visit our office during regular hours.

Public Health Preparedness

 

In most emergency scenarios the role of Public Health is “environmental surety”. This can be described as making sure that secondary impacts such as infection, or illness caused by consuming contaminated food and water is reduced or eliminated. This may be achieved through inspections or issuing advisories or orders. An example of this is a Boil Water Order – issued when there is a risk of contamination of a drinking water supply (operators of water systems may also issue Boil Water Advisories). We also have specific roles in other scenarios. To find out about the Health Unit’s role in a radiological emergency view our ERP Senario.

 

 In “biological emergencies” which are scenario’s where the primary risk is disease the Public Health Unit has a more central role to response. The Grey Bruce Health Unit may be involved with investigations, contact tracing, vaccination and communication. Examples of these types of scenarios include epidemics such as pandemic influenza.

 In these situations we work closely with the Province’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Health Canada. We also utilise information from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/emb/

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/prepar/index-eng.php

http://emergency.cdc.gov/

http://www.who.int/hac/techguidance/preparedness/en/

 

The Health Unit has developed an Emergency Response Plan to help it prepare for emergency situations.

Emergency Response Plan

 

The Health Unit is often asked to be a member of Municipal or County Emergency Control Groups. We also take part in exercises that are run by these groups. This allows us direct communication with other agencies and promotes better planning for and response to emergency situations.

 

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