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Lingering Frigid Temperatures Prompt Cold Weather Alert Extension

Frigid temperatures and bitterly cold winds are expected to linger longer in the London and Middlesex region, prompting the Middlesex-London Health Unit to extend its Cold Weather Alert for one more day. Originally set to end tomorrow, the Alert will now be extended until Sunday morning. The current Environment Canada forecast calls for windchill values to reach a low of -24 on Saturday, exceeding the Health Unit’s threshold for an Alert. This Cold Weather Alert will remain in effect until Sunday morning, December 25th with the windchill expecting to fall below the threshold.

Windy Conditions and Bitter Windchill Values Expected for Tomorrow Lead to Cold Weather Alert

One day following the first official day of winter, The Middlesex-London Health Unit is issuing a Cold Weather Alert for tomorrow, December 23rd as winter weather and strong winds drive windchill values to -25 degrees C in the afternoon and -12 degrees C overnight. This Cold Weather Alert will remain in effect until the morning of Saturday, December 24th, with a daytime high of -8 degrees C.

Ages 5+ Now Eligible for Pfizer Bivalent Booster Doses at Mass and Community Vaccination Clinics

Following last Thursday’s announcement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, eligibility has been expanded to children aged five to 11. They will be eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster dose starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21st.

Middlesex County COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Set to Close This Week

After providing nearly 112,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to London and Middlesex County residents, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will be closing the doors at its COVID-19 Mass Vaccination clinic at the Caradoc Community Centre on Wednesday.

Changes Coming to Hours and Days of Operation at Middlesex-London Health Unit COVID-19 Vaccination…

Changes in the days and hours of operation at the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges are coming into effect next Monday. Starting November 28th, the clinic will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

URGENT NOTICE: MLHU COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic in Mount Brydges Closed for the Day

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is advising that its COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges is closed today due to unplanned maintenance work.

Health Unit Offering Bivalent Vaccine to All Those Over the Age of 12 Next Week

Following today’s announcement from the Ontario Government, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will begin offering the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty bivalent COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, October 17 to individuals aged 12 and over, as a booster dose to increase protection against the Omicron variant.

Excess Levels of Haloacetic Acids Identified in Thames Centre Drinking Water

The Middlesex-London Health Unit and the Municipality of Thames Centre announced today that water in the town’s distribution system exceeded the Province’s maximum acceptable concentration for haloacetic acids (HAA). HAAs are a group of byproducts that can form in drinking water systems when chlorine compounds used in the disinfection process react with naturally occurring organic material present in the water. Under Ontario’s Drinking Water Quality Standards, the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Parks requires that the rolling annual average HAA concentration in a drinking water system not exceed 80 micrograms per litre, or 80 parts per billion. Based on testing done four times a year, the most recent rolling annual average HAA concentration for Thames Centre’s drinking water was 82.6 micrograms per litre.

Health Unit Reopening COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Westmount Shopping Centre this Week

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is set to re-open its COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Westmount Shopping Centre this Thursday, October 6th. The location had previously been open in July, during which time staff delivered more than 1,600 doses of vaccine over a dozen scheduled clinics. The decision to re-open the clinic at Westmount was made to provide additional vaccination capacity for the MLHU and more opportunity for residents to receive the COVID-19 booster doses they are eligible for.

Health Unit Offering Bivalent Vaccine to All Those Over the Age Of 18 Today

Following yesterday’s announcement from the Ministry of Health, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is offering the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to all those over the age of 18 and those 12 to 17 years old who are immunocompromised, starting this morning. The Health Unit will also begin administering the new Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for infants aged between six months and under five years of age starting tomorrow.