Vaccine Update – August 30, 2021

Still need to get a COVID vaccine?  The HKPR Health Unit has released a list of upcoming mobile pop-up clinics in our area, for anyone born in 2009 or earlier. No appointment necessary, but bring your health card! If you have any questions about the vaccine, please call and book an appointment to speak to…

COVID Vaccine Update

As of my writing this, 65% of eligible residents of Northumberland (so, those 12 and over) are fully vaccinated for COVID, and 78% have had a single dose. You really need both doses to be protected against the newer strains we’re seeing, specifically Delta, so I would encourage anyone who is eligible to get both…

COVID Vaccine Update

Health Canada has now authorized two COVID-19 vaccines, one made by Pfizer/BionTech and one by Moderna. We’re getting a lot of questions, and I thought an update with the answers to some of these might help! When will I be able to book an appointment for the vaccine? Fair question, but I don’t know. Currently,…

Flu Shot Clinic – Oct 24, 2020, 10am – 1pm

We will be running a drive-thru flu shot clinic this year! This will allow us to respect physical distancing recommendations, and ensures that I can give flu shots to everyone without filling up a waiting room.   When & Where: Date: October 24, 2020  Time: 10am-1pm  Location: The parking lot at my office, 99 Toronto Rd…

COVID-19 Update | June 11, 2020

With Ontario starting to gradually reopen, it’s important we remain vigilant about the risks of COVID-19. Keep 2m (or 6ft) away from others when you’re out in public, and if that’s likely going to be a challenge (in stores, for example), wear a fabric mask. The purpose of the mask is to help minimize the…

COVID-19 Update | March 17

There is a lot going on right now. Social distancing is our best bet to limit the spread of this very contagious virus. Stay home as much as possible. You should cancel your group events, like parties, card games, etc. Work from home if that is at all possible. If you need to go get…

COVID-19 Coronavirus

“Do you think it’s going to be as bad as all that…?” A lot of my conversations are starting with that question, this week.  Keeping in mind that I’m not an infectious diseases specialist, or a public health official – here’s my opinion. This virus is very contagious. People with incredibly minimal symptoms can spread…

Valsartan Recall

You may have heard in the news this week (CBC or The Globe and Mail or Global News) that Health Canada has issued a recall for some brands of valsartan, a blood pressure pill. The chemical valsartan itself is completely safe, but in the affected brands, the pills contain a low-dose of a contaminent, called NDMA. If…