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Alerts and e-Newsletters

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

 

 

Past eNewsletters

May 22, 2024

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Vaccine Returns
  • Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) Invalidations
  • Vaccine Reminders
  • Vaccine Ordering Information
  • Information about Extreme Heat and Heat-related Illnesses

New/Updated Resources:

  • Primary Care Hotline

Healthcare Provider Webinars:

  • May 22,2024 at 12:15 p.m.
May 7, 2024

In this issue:

Update:

  • Polio vaccine recommendations for children previously immunized with oral polio vaccine (OPV)

New/Updated Resources:

  • Outbreak Control Measures in Congregate Living Settings

Healthcare Provider Webinars:

  • New start time of 12:15 p.m.
April 16, 2024

In this issue:

Updates

  • Avian Influenza Surveillance in Hospitalized Patients

New/Updated Resources

  • Vaccine Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

  • New start time of 12:15 p.m. beginning April 16th
April 9, 2024

RABIES CONTROL PROGRAM – DUTY TO REPORT

To: Physicians
Registered Nurses in the Extended Class

Date: March 27, 2024

Re: Duty to Report Animal Bite/Animal Contact

This letter is being sent in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Rabies Prevention and Control Protocol. It is your notification and reminder to report animal bites and/or other animal contact incidents to the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) Rabies Prevention and Control Program. Reporting incidents is mandated under regulation 557 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Attached you will find the required paperwork which is to be completed and forwarded to the MLHU Rabies Fax Line (519-663-0107) or emailed to zzFax.RabiesLine@mlhu.on.ca whenever an animal incident has been reported.

April 3, 2024

In this issue:

Updates

  • Measles Update
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Update
  • RSV Vaccine
  • Vaccine Returns
  • Solar Eclipse

New/Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

  • New start time of 12:15 p.m. beginning April 16th
March 19, 2024

In this issue:
Updates

  • Respiratory Season
  • Measles
  • Vaccine Update
  • New Vaccine Packaging
  • Mpox Rates
  • Testing for Mpox

New/Updated Resources

  • Vaccine Safety Surveillance Resources from Public Health Ontario

Healthcare Provider Webinars

  • New start time of 12:15pm beginning April 16th
March 5, 2024

In this issue:

Measles Preparedness:
  • Memo for healthcare providers (HCPs)
  • Current context
  • Recent case in York Region
  • Inclusion of measles in differential diagnosis
  • Isolation guidelines for suspected cases
  • Testing for measles
  • Reporting positive cases to public health
  • Vaccination

Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

February 21, 2024

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Toxic Drug Supply in Ontario
  • Immunization Services Available in Health Unit Run Clinics
  • Publicly Funded Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Tests
  • Offering Vaccines in Your Practice
  • RSV Vaccine

New/Updated Resources

  • National Suicide Crisis Helpline 9-8-8

Healthcare Provider Webinars

February 6, 2024

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease (iGAS) Rates Continue to Rise
  • Childhood Vaccination Services in Middlesex-London Area
  • Middlesex-London Syphilis Rates Climbing

New/Updated Resources

  • Ministry of Health Vaccine Information for Professionals
  • Provincial website: Don’t Quit Quitting

Healthcare Provider Webinars

January 16, 2024

In this issue:

Updates:

  • Measles and Varicella: Immunization and Criteria for Immunity
  • RSV Vaccines: Expanded Eligibility and Second Vaccine Approved for use in Canada
  • 2024 Publicly Funded Vaccine Program Extensions

New/Updated Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

December 19, 2023

In this issue:

Updates

  • Mpox: Update and Importance of Full-Series Vaccination
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Options for Children Under 12 Years of Age
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Holiday Hours
  • Discontinuation of Provincial Funding for the Looksee Developmental Screening Tool

Healthcare Provider Webinars

December 5, 2023

In this issue:

Updates

  • Western Fair District COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Set to Close
  • Respiratory Surveillance Data

New/Updated Resources

  • Updated Technical Briefs on PPE and IPAC for Respiratory Virus Transmission for Healthcare Workers
  • Alcohol Updates
  • Talking to Patients about Alcohol – “Less is Better”
  • New – Canadian Clinical Guideline – High Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Additional Resources

Healthcare Provider Webinars

November 21, 2023

In this issue:

New/Updated Resources

  • Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding

Advocacy, Education and Collaborative Opportunities

  • Call to Action: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Amendments
  • Baby-Friendly Practices Workshops for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Provider Webinars

November 7, 2023

In this issue:

Updates

  • RSV Vaccine
  • Enhanced Masking in Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH)

Healthcare Provider Webinar

  • Special webinar on ‘Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding’ on November 21, 2023, 12:00-12:30 PM
 

Healthcare Provider Webinars

While eNewsletters will continue to be sent twice a month, our webinars will be held monthly.

Please send your questions before the webinars to healthcareproviders@mlhu.on.ca.

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Recording

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April 16, 2024

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March 19, 2024

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February 21, 2024

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January 16, 2024

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December 5, 2023

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November 21, 2023

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October 17, 2023

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September 19, 2023

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June 20, 2023

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June 6, 2023

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Date of creation: August 19, 2016
Last modified on: May 22, 2024