Regrettably, the planned flu shot clinic for Saturday October 31, 2020, has been cancelled. In preparation for this clinic, and based on the experience of the last few Saturday clinics, we placed an order for 1500 shots with Public Health. This request has been declined, and we have been provided only 200 doses. Our team…

Thank you to everyone who visited our drive-thru flu shot clinic this past Saturday. This was our first ever drive-thru clinic and a learning experience for our team, who worked very hard to keep this running smoothly, and delivered over 500 flu shots in a little over an hour. We realize for some, this was…

Please note that this is not a community flu shot program. Flu Shot Clinic Protocol In follow up from our recent email, we have confirmed our Flu Shot Clinic plans for this coming flu season. Due to restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be running our clinic this year in an outdoor…

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Sinusitis is often caused by viruses which are not killed with antibiotics; even if sinusitis is caused by bacterial germs that antibiotics can kill, antibiotics are often not required Treatment of sinusitis includes the following: using Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) or Naproxen (Aleve) for fever or pain using salt water nose sprays…

Halton Region Public Health is planning for the wider community roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine. When different groups are eligible to receive the vaccine, Halton Region will widely communicate this with the public. For the latest updates about the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in our community, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES • Halton Region COVID-19…

What is croup? Croup is an infection that causes the lining of the voice box (larynx)  and windpipe (trachea) to swell­ making breathing difficult and noisy. Croup is usually brought on by a viral illness, such as the flu or a bad cold. It most commonly affects children between one and six years of age,…

What causes a sore throat? Sore throat (your doctor may call it pharyngitis- fair-en-jy-tis) can be caused by many things: •   viruses (such as the one that causes the common cold) •   bacteria (such as the one that causes strep throat, see below) •   mucus draining from your sinuses to your throat •   irritation from…

What causes a chest cold? An infection in the lining of the tubes (the “bronchi”) that carry air into your lungs. When these tubes get infected, they swell, and mucus (thick fluid often called “phlegm” or “sputum”) forms. The infection is almost always caused by a virus, and antibiotics do not help clear the infection…

October 6, 2020 We hope this email finds you well during these difficult times. We had a number of phone calls inquiring about our flu shot clinic plans. We are still awaiting final word from Public Health, who is responsible for supplying the flu shots, but wanted to share our tentative plans. Due to ongoing…

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