Notice: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Will Be Closed Friday; Health Unit Clinic and Office Will Close…
The Middlesex-London Health Unit’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Western Fair District will be closed on Friday, December 1st, while the agency’s office at Citi Plaza will close at 12:00 noon for an all-staff event. The clinic in Strathroy will remain closed on Friday as per usual schedule. Urgent public health response will still be available, should the need arise.
After three years of operation at the Western Fair District, the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s (MLHU) mass vaccination clinic will be permanently closing on December 16, 2023. The clinic first opened in partnership with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) at the Western Fair District Agriplex in December 2020 and relocated to the Western Fair District’s main building in October 2022, operating for a total of 518 clinic days between the two locations, and provided 235,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Following the Ontario Ministry of Health’s guidance, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will begin offering the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant COVID-19 vaccine to individuals six months of age and older starting Monday, October 30th. The influenza vaccine will also be available to the general population starting Monday.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit has been closely monitoring key indicators that confirm the beginning of respiratory season in the Middlesex-London region. On October 2nd, the Health Unit received confirmation of the community’s first locally acquired case of influenza A. COVID-19 indicators have also seen sustained increases over the last few weeks, such as an increase in test positivity, wastewater surveillance, number of outbreaks, and hospitalization.
London, ON – The Heat Warning for parts of the Middlesex and London region, specifically Strathroy, Komoka and western Middlesex County, has been extended and updated to now include London and all of Middlesex County. Hot and humid conditions are expected through Wednesday, with maximum temperatures of 29 to 34º Celsius and humidex values nearing 40. Based on the current forecast, this Heat Warning will remain in effect until Thursday morning, when the daytime high is expected to reach 23º Celsius.
Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for parts of the Middlesex and London region, specifically Strathroy, Komoka and western Middlesex County. The warning begins today and will likely be in place until Wednesday, September 6. It is anticipated that as the week progresses, daytime highs will be between 31 to 35 degrees Celsius, with the hottest days expected to be on Tuesday and Wednesday.
London, ON – The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting the first locally-acquired human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) for the summer of 2023. According to Public Health Ontario, to date, there have been five probable and confirmed human cases of WNV in Ontario, as well as 222 WNV-positive mosquito pools.
NOTICE: The Middlesex-London Health Unit is experiencing a high volume of phone calls about booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine, influenza vaccine, and face masks.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reminding local residents to take steps to prevent bug bites, after two mosquito traps located in northwest and northeast London tested positive for West Nile Virus. The traps are the first to be found with West Nile Virus-positive mosquitoes in 2023.
A forecast calling for three consecutive days of hot and hazy summer weather has led forecasters at Environment Canada to issue a Heat Warning for London and Middlesex County. The Middlesex-London Health Unit is using this as an opportunity to remind the public to take steps to stay cool and to keep hydrated as summer temperatures climb. The Heat Warning is expected to come into effect on Wednesday, July 26th and to be lifted overnight on Friday, July 28th, when the overnight low is expected to fall to 20°C. The current Environment Canada forecast calls for a three-day temperature spike with tomorrow’s daytime high expected to reach 30ºC with a humidex value of 37; similar conditions are expected for Thursday, while Friday’s high is expected to reach 32ºC.