New Days and Hours of Operation Coming Into Effect at The Health Unit's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic…
London, ON – As of this week, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will be rolling out a new schedule for its COVID-19 vaccination clinic, located in the main building at London’s Western Fair District. Starting on Thursday, July 6th, the clinic will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
London, ON – With Environment Canada’s Special Air Quality Statement for London, Middlesex County and the surrounding region still in place, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is updating its guidance as the Air Quality Health Index is likely to reach 10+ or Very High Risk.
For the second time this month, Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for London, Middlesex County and the surrounding region, because of higher levels of air pollution caused by smoke from forest fires. The level of air pollution is monitored through the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). As of 1:00 p.m. today, the local AQHI stood at 3 or Low Risk, however it is projected to reach 5 or Moderate Risk later today, before climbing to 7, which is considered High Risk, overnight and into tomorrow.
London, ON – The Middlesex-London Health Unit opened its new dental services office in Strathroy this morning, significantly increasing the agency’s capacity to deliver routine dental services to low-income seniors and children under the age of 17 who come from low-income families. The Health Unit currently offers these services through the dental clinic at its Citi Plaza offices in downtown London; however, demand has surpassed expectations, resulting in several months of delay between when a patient books their appointment and when they are seen by a dentist.
London, ON – The Middlesex-London Health Unit’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Western Fair District will not be offered on Friday, June 23rd, while the agency’s office at Citi Plaza will be closed as of 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.
Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for London and Middlesex County, as well as other parts of southwestern Ontario, due to higher levels of air pollution caused by smoke from fires burning in northeastern Ontario and Quebec. The level of air pollution is monitored through the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). As of 12:00 p.m. today, the local AQHI stood at 4 or Moderate Risk, however it is projected to reach 7 later today, which is considered High Risk.
London, ON – Starting next week, the days and hours of operation at the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s remaining COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic will be changing. As of Monday, May 1st, the clinic housed in the Western Fair District’s main building, will be open Thursdays through Saturdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
London, ON – The Middlesex-London Health Unit is investigating a hepatitis A case following laboratory confirmation on April 11th. The individual lives in London and works at the Tim Hortons located at 1825 Adelaide Street North. Health Unit investigators have followed up with the individual and concluded their illness was acquired while traveling outside of Canada.
Following this morning’s announcement from the Ministry of Health, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is focusing its efforts on prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine delivery to those considered to be at a higher-risk of a severe outcome if infected. The Province’s updated guidance comes after the recent changes to vaccination recommendations from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will join countless organizations and millions of people around the world in marking the third anniversary of the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. It was on March 11th, 2020 that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced there were more than 118,000 cases of COVID-19 and that the virus had spread to 114 countries, claiming 4,291 lives. He stated that the WHO was deeply concerned by the startling extent of virus spread and severity, and had determined that COVID-19 could be characterized as a pandemic.