Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the Grey Bruce Health Unit moves to the Green Prevent Level of the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: We are currently not booking vaccinations. Please avoid calling in an attempt to schedule vaccinations at this time. For week of March 1, vaccinations will focus on 2nd dose for all LTCH residents; First Responders (Police and Fire); Community Health Care Workers in Highest/Very High Categories; Community Needle Exchange Partners; and over 80 clients. For clients 80 years of age and older - primary care should be reaching out to them directly; and, for those in this group who do not have a primary care provider (or have a primary care provider outside of the Grey/Bruce region, a 1800 # will soon be available to book appointments.

Please do not call your healthcare provider to book an appointment.

Please do not call Health Unit to book an appointment.

Vaccine rollout details

What is FASD or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  is the term used for the range of problems that can occur in a baby when a mother drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. 

  • In a survey of Grey Bruce residents, 25% of respondents felt that it was safe for pregnant women to consume alcohol during pregnancy (RRFSS, 2003), suggesting a permissive social environment around drinking and pregnancy in Grey Bruce1
  • Another local study revealed that 4 babies in every 100 born in Grey Bruce were significantly exposed to alcohol while in the womb (Gareri et al., 2008).1

¹Barclay, M. (2012). Reducing Alcohol Related Harm: Moving Toward a Culture of Moderation in Grey Bruce. A Call for Action. Grey Bruce Health Unit: Owen Sound, Ontario.


Have an alcohol free pregnancy


If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, it is safest not to drink any alcohol because no amount of alcohol has been proven safe.


Follow these links for helpful information:




  • Thinking Differently - a collection of valuable information related to resources available to individuals with FA/ND and their families. Developed by the Grey Bruce FASD Leadership Team.



  • For diagnosis of adults with FASD call St. Michael’s Hospital 1-416-360-4000



  • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program is a home visiting program for families with children newborn to age 6 which provides parenting information, skill building and support.  Call 1-800-263-3456 or 519-376-9420



  • Your physician, nurse practitioner or midwife


  • New Directions is a confidential service for help with alcohol and drug problems 519-371-1232 or 1-800-265-3133


  • Grey Bruce FASD Leadership Team - This is a Community partnership of parents, community members, social service, justice and health agencies that plan local activities including training events to support individuals and families living or working with FASD and to increase community awareness of FASD and FASD prevention.

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