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    Take Part in Survey to Share How COVID-19 Has Affected You

    PORT HOPE, ON (October 25, 2021) - The local health unit wants to hear directly from residents about how COVID-19 has impacted their lives.

  • Teen wearing mask while band-aid is applied to arm

    PORT HOPE, ON (October 13, 2021) - A trio of local youth have discovered there’s added incentive to getting COVID-19 vaccines, not only in being better protected against the virus, but also winning prizes.

  • Tick embedded in skin
    Blacklegged Ticks that Spread Lyme Disease Still Active in Fall

    PORT HOPE, ON (October 6, 2021) - As you get set to enjoy festive fixings this Thanksgiving long weekend, the local Health Unit is asking you to avoid becoming a meal for blacklegged ticks.

  • Infographic of Back To Class Q&A
    Local Medical Officer of Health to Host Virtual COVID-19 Info Session for Parents

    PORT HOPE, ON (September 21, 2021) Concerned about COVID-19? Wondering when a vaccine will be available for children? Unsure about how we can protect the health of young people during a fourth wave?

  • Open Naloxone kit
    New Dashboard Provides Updates on Regional Opioid Overdose Data

    PORT HOPE, ON (Sept. 14, 2021) – A new online tool is providing local residents and agencies with up-to-date opioid data, allowing for the community to more quickly respond to overdoses and prevent possible deaths.

  • Covid 19 Vaccine Bus parked in front of building
    Mobile GO-VAXX Bus Rolls into Haliburton and Lindsay to Provide Vaccines

    PORT HOPE, ON (September 13, 2021) - Taking the bus is good for the environment, but climbing aboard this one can also give you a shot of protection against COVID-19.

  • Teen wearing mask while band-aid is applied to arm
    Options Still Available for Residents Who Want COVID-19 Vaccine

    PORT HOPE, ON (September 2, 2021) - Despite this week’s closure of local mass immunization clinics, area residents continue to have options if they still need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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    Local Events Planned For International Overdose Awareness Day, a Time to Remember and Time to Act

    PORT HOPE, ON (August 23, 2021) - International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 coincides with a worrying increase in opioid overdose-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths in the region since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent weeks, both Cobourg and Haliburton County have seen a rise in overdose incidents. Between April 2020 and March 2021, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has noted almost double the number of opioid-related deaths in its region (Haliburton, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes) as compared to April 2019 and March 2020.

  • Man at dentist appointment
    More Seniors Eligible for Ontario Dental Care Program

    PORT HOPE, ON (August 19, 2021) - There’s reason to smile, as more older adults in the region may now qualify for a provincial program that pays the costs of dental care.

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