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Please find the past Healthcare Provider Outreach emails in the archive below. Email updates are sent every month and on an “as needed” basis.

 

 

Past Alerts

January 24, 2023

In this issue:

Updates:

  • COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic now offering paediatric appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

 

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • The Immunization of Schools Pupils Act (ISPA) suspension dates

 

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Special presentation on MLHU’s Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP) on Tuesday, February 7
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) survey for healthcare providers on medical cannabis

 

New / Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

January 10, 2023

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Ontario-wide hepatitis B vaccine shortage

 

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster now available for children ages five to 11 years old
  • Spacing considerations for a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Co-administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines

 

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • National Non-Smoking Week & MLHU tobacco cessation update
  • Additional dates now available for Mainpro+® accredited Baby-Friendly Practices Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

 

New / Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

December 20, 2022

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Middlesex-London Health Unit holiday hours
  • Updated guidance from the Ministry of Health about case and contact management for monkeypox (MPX)

 

New / Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

December 6, 2022

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Updates to the Ministry of Health’s Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 in Ontario guidance document

 

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Evusheld consent and reporting form & expanded eligibility
  • Screening and school suspensions under The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA)
  • Vaccine ordering and pick-up over the holidays

 

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Additional Q&A time with Dr. Summers during today’s HCP webinar
  • Join our team: Middlesex-London Health Unit seeking a physician for its Sexual Health Clinic

 

New / Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

November 15, 2022

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Ministry of Health: Managing Pediatric Respiratory Virus Season
  • Memorandum and resources for Ontario’s Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) 2022-23

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • REMINDER: The deadline to register for the new Public Health Ordering System (PHOS) is December 1st

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Additional Q&A time with Dr. Summers during upcoming HCP webinar on Tuesday, December 6th
  • Supporting refugee families who are seeking primary care providers
  • Public Health Ontario: Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) for non-clinical Staff

New / Updated Resources
Healthcare Provider Webinars

November 1, 2022

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Post-Acute COVID-19 Clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Care

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Monkeypox vaccine updates
  • Influenza vaccine orders & temperature log submissions
  • Influenza vaccine eligibility
  • Reporting Adverse Events Following Immunizations (AEFI)
  • Additional resources, information, and promotional materials

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Reminder: Special healthcare provider webinar about Latent Tuberculosis Infection today
  • Reminder: Know Your Status: HIV Testing CME accredited webinar coming up November 22nd & November 30th
  • Additional dates added for the Baby-Friendly Initiative 20-Hour Course – Practical Module for Healthcare Professionals

New / Updated Resources
Healthcare Provider Webinars

October 18, 2022

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine now available
  • Canadian Tuberculosis Standards - 8th edition: Updates and changes to treatment recommendations for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)
  • Memorandum and updates to the Botulism Guide for Health Care Professionals and Botulism Appendix

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Reminder: Registration for the new Public Health Ordering System (PHOS) is now open
  • Influenza vaccine updates: vaccine distribution and ordering
  • Updates to vaccine transport guidelines

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Special healthcare provider webinar about Latent Tuberculosis Infection coming up on Tuesday, November 1st
  • Know Your Status: CME Accredited HIV Testing Webinar with Shaya Dhinsa and Darryl Ntow
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit syphilis campaign

New / Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars
October 4, 2022

NOTICE: Bi-weekly Healthcare Provider webinars continuing for October

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Middlesex-London Health Unit offering bivalent vaccine to all those 18 years of age and older
  • Rowan’s Law: Important information for healthcare providers

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Student notifications and suspensions: Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA)
  • Influenza Season Updates: Vaccine distribution and ordering

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Reminder: Healthcare provider webinar today about the new MLHU Online Public Health Ordering System (PHOS)

New / Updated Resources
Healthcare Provider Webinars

September 20, 2022

REMINDER: We will be increasing the frequency of Healthcare Provider webinars for September

In this issue:

Alerts: 

  • Ontario's 2022/2023 Universal Influenza Program (UIIP)

Update:

  • Extension of COVID-19 Sessional Fee Codes (H409/H410)
  • Booster doses of bivalence COVID-19 vaccine now available in the Middlesex-London region
  • Canadian Breastfeeding Week 2022: step up for breastfeeding - Education and Support


Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Vaccine Storage and Handling
  • Grade 7 School Immunization Clinics and expanded eligibility for Hepatitis B and HPV vaccine

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Upcoming Healthcare Provider Webinar on Tuesday, October 4th about the MLHU Online Public Health Ordering System (PHOS)
  • Baby-Friendly Initiative 20-Hour Course - Practical Module for Healthcare Professionals

New / Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinar

 

September 16, 2022

Alert:

2022-23 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

September 14, 2022

Alert:

RE: Aconitine Poisoning

September 6, 2022

In this issue:

Alerts

  • Health Unit names temporary Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health

Updates

  • COVID-19 Vaccine booster doses now available for children five to 11 years old
  • COVID-19 Guidance Updates
  • New monkeypox vaccination (Imvamune®) eligibility updates
  • Health Canada approves Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Webinar with Dr. Alex Summers & Dr. Rochelle Johnstone today
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIRH) research opportunity for nurses

New / Updated Resources
Healthcare Provider Webinars

23 August 2022

In this issue: 

Alerts

  • COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre moving to Victoria Hospital

Updates

  • Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:
    • Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario (updated)
    • Guidance for routine and catch-up immunization services
    • Vaccine information and other resources

Education and collaborative opportunities

  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Webinar with Dr. Alex Summers & Dr. Rochelle Johnstone coming up on Tuesday, September 6th
  • Children’s Hospital Paediatric Update Conference 2022

New / Updated Resources
Healthcare Provider Webinars

19 August 2022

Alert: COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre moving to Victoria Hospital

9 August 2022

In this issue:

Updates

  • Monkeypox guidance updates

Education and Collaborative Opportunities

  • Reminder: Cannabis webinar today

New / Updated Resources
Healthcare Provider Webinars

26 July 2022

In this issue:

Alerts:

  • Expanded eligibility for second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Pediatric COVID-19 vaccination appointments available starting July 28

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Cannabis webinar on Tuesday, August 9th

New / Updated Resources
Healthcare Provider Webinars

22 July 2022

In this issue:

Appointments for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to be available starting July 28

Action for Healthcare Providers

Joining the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Program
12 July 2022

In this issue:

Education and Collaborative Opportunities

  • Reminder: Syphilis webinar today with Dr. Alex Summers and Dr. Rochelle Johnstone

New/Updated Resources:

  • Updated COVID-19 case definition
  • Update: Ontario's Publicly Funding Immunization Schedule
  • New: Monkeypox Antiviral Guidance for Health Care Providers
  • New: TPoxx information sheet

Healthcare Provider Webinars

28 June 2022

In this issue:

Alerts:

  • Update on Monkeypox Reporting
  • Monkeypox Vaccination clinics in London and Middlesex County

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Syphilis webinar Tuesday, July 12th

New/Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars
23 June 2022 

MEMO re: Monkeypox and Vaccination

17 June 2022

ALERT: Update on Monkeypox Reporting

16 June 2022

ALERT: Shortage of infant formulas for infants with food allergies and certain medical conditions – Information for Ontario healthcare providers

13 June 2022

In this issue:

COVID-19 Updates:
  • Update regarding masking requirements
Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:
  • Publicly-Funded Hepatitis B Vaccine: Upcoming Program Expansion
  • Routine Immunization Catch-up plans and coordination with COVID-19 Vaccine

New / Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars
2 June 2022

In this issue:

  • Interim Vaccine Guidance for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and How to Access Tecovirimat
  • Public Health Ontario Resources
31 May 2022

In this issue:

Updates:
  • Documents and guidance from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) related to monkeypox

New / Updated Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Webinars
20 May 2022

Alert: Emerging cases of monkeypox

17 May 2022

In this issue:

COVID-19 Updates:
  • Eligibility for second booster doses (fifth dose) of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Information from Ontario Health about prescribing and/or administering Evusheld (Tixagevimab and Cilgavimab)
  • Updated MLHU COVID-19 self-isolation calendar cards

Other Updates:

  • Important information about heat-related illnesses
  • Ministry of Health’s Refugee HealthLine

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Expansion of publicly-funded Tdap vaccine program
  • Vaccine return reminders
  • Summer 2022 cold chain inspections

New / Updated Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Webinars
3 May 2022

In this issue:
Updates

  • Ontario Health’s tools for identifying high risk patients who are eligible to receive Paxlovid

Education and Collaborative Opportunities

  • Reminder: Today’s special healthcare provider webinar about blacklegged ticks and Lyme disease

New / Updated Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Webinars
26 April 2022

In this issue: 

Updates
  • Highlights of the updated Ministry of Health Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 in Ontario document
  • Masking requirements to continue in select indoor settings

Education and Collaborative Opportunities

  • Special healthcare provider webinar about Blacklegged ticks and Lyme disease on Tuesday May 3rd, 2022

New / Updated Resources

  • Centre for Effective Practice providing additional resources about prescribing Paxlovid

COVID-19 Briefing Webinars

19 April 2022

In this issue:

COVID-19 Updates:
  • Access to COVID-19 antiviral treatment (Paxlovid): Updated documents from Ontario Health for healthcare providers and patients

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Updates:

  • Routine immunization screening and catch-up
  • Grade 7 school immunization clinics and expanded eligibility for Hep B, HPV, and Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccine
  • Immunization services at MLHU’s CitiPlaza and Strathroy offices
  • Ontario’s publicly funded Tdap immunization program is expanding

Education and Collaborative Opportunities:

  • Syphilis: The Comeback No One Wanted - Free CME accredited webinar hosted by Niagara Region Public Health

New / Updated Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Webinars
12 April 2022

In this issue: 

Updates
  • New eligibility criteria for COVID-19 assessment/treatment & clarification on symptom onset
  • Expanded eligibility for second booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine & information for homebound patients
  • Ukrainians Fleeing War: Early Assessment Considerations for Primary Care Providers - Supports from the Ontario government

New / Updated Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Webinars
5 April 2022

In this issue:

Updates
  • Celebrating Canadian Public Health Week 2022
  • Prescribing Paxlovid as a Healthcare Provider
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) Re-opening Vaccination Clinic at White Oaks Mall- Thursday April 7th

New / Updated Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Webinars
29 March 2022

In this issue:
Updates

  • New hours for MLHU’s COVID-19 vaccine booking line
  • COVID-19 Remote Care Monitoring program continues to accept patients
  • One week since public health and workplace safety measures updates as per the Ontario Government

New / Updated Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Webinar
 

Healthcare Provider Webinars

Bi-weekly briefing webinars for healthcare providers are held every other Tuesday, starting May 3rd, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Starting July 12, these webinars will occur monthly. Please send your questions before the webinars to healthcareproviders@mlhu.on.ca.

Past Webinar Recordings and Presentation Slides

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January 24, 2023

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December 6, 2022

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November 15, 2022

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November 1, 2022

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October 18, 2022

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October 4, 2022

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September 20, 2022

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September 6, 2022

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August 9, 2022

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July 12, 2022

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June 28, 2022

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June 13, 2022

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May 31, 2022

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May 17, 2022

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May 3, 2022

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26 April 2022

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19 April 2022

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12 April 2022

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5 April 2022

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29 March 2022

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22 March 2022

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15 March 2022

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Date of creation: August 19, 2016
Last modified on: January 24, 2023