Friday, August 12, 2022

Community News

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will be vaccinating eligible individuals against monkeypox during by-appointment clinics, set to begin this week. While the risk of acquiring monkeypox in Grey-Bruce remains very low, Public Health is closely monitoring the multi-country outbreak and employing efforts – such as scheduled vaccination clinics – to help prevent the virus’s spread. “Imvamune, a Health Canada-approved, third-generation vaccine, is a safe and highly effective way to protect people from monkeypox. Public Health is pleased to be holding clinics...
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is urging residents to take precautions against potential rabies exposure, such as by not feeding or handling wildlife, not touching unfamiliar or stray dogs or cats, and bat-proofing the home. Bats, foxes, skunks, and raccoons are the most common animals in Canada to have rabies, a viral infection that attacks the central nervous system of mammals, including humans. The virus is usually transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected animal. “Public Health typically sees...

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