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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.

Agriplex Vaccination Clinic Moving to New Western Fair Location by Month’s End

The Middlesex-London Health Unit will be moving its COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Western Fair District Agriplex by the end of September. The COVID-19 vaccine has been offered at the Agriplex since December 23rd, 2020, when the first dose was administered there. More than 1.2 million doses of vaccine have been administered at sites across London and Middlesex County over the last 21 months.

Health Unit Extends Hours as Rollout of Bivalent Booster Doses Gets Underway at Its Mass and…

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is now offering the Moderna Spikevax bivalent vaccine as a booster dose to increase protection against COVID-19’s Omicron variant.

Important Parking Update for the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Western Fair District…

With the return of the Western Fair now just a week away, parking changes are in store for clients of the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Western Fair District Agriplex. As of Tuesday, September 6th there will be no parking available in the lot on the South side of Florence Street next to the Agriplex building, as preparations get underway for the 2022 edition of the Fair. This lot will remain closed until Tuesday, September 20th, to allow for clean-up after the Fair ends on September 18th.

Health Unit Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

The world is shining a light today on the devastating toll that drug addiction and the opioid crisis have taken on our communities, as it marks International Overdose Awareness Day. The Middlesex-London Health Unit stands with its community partners today, supporting those living with addiction, remembering the lives lost to overdose, sharing in the grief of families and friends who have lost loved ones, and recognizing that the opioid crisis is not over.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses Available Tomorrow for Children Five to 11 Years Old

Following today’s announcement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, all children between the ages of five and 11 years-old will be eligible to receive a booster dose of the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting on Thursday, September 1st. Children in this age group first became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on November 23rd, 2021. Today’s announcement had been anticipated, as both Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) had approved booster doses of the vaccine for this age group on August 19th.

Health Unit Names Temporary Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is pleased to announce that Dr. Karalyn Dueck has been hired as the region’s temporary Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH). Dr. Dueck’s appointment will begin on Monday September 12th for an initial period of six months.

GO-VAXX Bus Returns to Middlesex-London Region with Six Clinics in August

The Province of Ontario’s GO-VAXX bus mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic is returning to the Middlesex-London region to host a series of six clinics through the month of August. The bus will make its first stop at the North Middlesex Community Centre this Sunday, August 7th; from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hot, Humid Weather Set to Return This Weekend Prompting Two Single-Day Heat Alerts

The Middlesex-London region will be under two single-day Heat Alerts this weekend. The current Environment Canada forecast calls for temperatures to climb to a high of 30º Celsius for Saturday, with humidex values reaching 40. It is expected there will be a brief reprieve into Sunday morning when the overnight falls to 19º Celsius, just below the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Heat Alert criteria. The hot and sticky conditions are expected to return on Sunday with a high reaching 31º Celsius.

Hot and Sticky Weather Set to Return to Our Region Tomorrow, Leading to Summer's Fifth Heat Alert

The Middlesex-London region will be under its fifth Heat Alert tomorrow, as the mercury is expected to climb to a high of 32º Celsius under very muggy conditions with humidex values reaching 43. The projections are part of Environment Canada’s latest forecast for our region for Wednesday. Even with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms, the conditions meet the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s criteria for a one-day Heat Alert. Wednesday’s overnight temperatures are only expected to drop to 21º Celsius, meaning that based on the current forecast, this Heat Alert will remain in effect until Thursday morning, when the daytime high is expected to reach 26º Celsius.