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Posted Tuesday, 01 November, 2022

Waterloo Region – This is the final week for the Cambridge Pinebush vaccination clinic that was set up as a temporary location to deal with an expected surge in demand for the new bivalent vaccines. Now that it is no longer needed, Public Health will return to operation of the regional vaccination clinics and mobile community outreach.
Appointments are still available and walk-ins will be accommodated at the Cambridge Pinebush vaccination clinic until Sunday, November...

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Posted Thursday, 13 October, 2022

Waterloo Region – Starting Monday, October 17 anyone 12 years of age and older who has completed their primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations is now eligible for a bivalent booster dose at a regional vaccination clinic, or at a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office across Waterloo Region.
The Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent vaccine is recommended for individuals 12+ as a booster dose at six months since the previous dose (or at least three months with informed...

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Posted Friday, 02 September, 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that Keampferia Galanga Powder (sand ginger powder) is being recalled from the marketplace due to aconitine contamination. The toxin, aconitine, comes from the roots of a poisonous plant.
Food contaminated with aconitine may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, irregular heart beats, and in severe cases, death. The onset of symptoms...

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Posted Monday, 25 April, 2022

Waterloo Region : Please be advised of the application of larvicide to the following locations for the control of West Nile Virus Vectors:
Catch basins 
Sewage lagoons
Ditches and standing water
Between June 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022, municipalities within the Region of Waterloo will be conducting a larviciding program under the authority of the Region of Waterloo Medical Officer of Health to prevent the development of mosquito larvae into vectors...

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Posted Monday, 21 March, 2022

Waterloo Region – The first lab-confirmed case of influenza A has been reported in a child in the Region of Waterloo. Sporadic cases of influenza A and B are occurring across Ontario, but overall, influenza activity throughout the province is considered to be low.
Influenza immunization offers the best protection for individuals over the age of six months and is available free of charge to all residents in Ontario. It is still not too late to receive your influenza...

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