Public Health Assures Everyone That Pediatric Shots are Coming

You may have notice some grumblings on social media about the distribution of Moderna’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for kids under five years old. It seems that history is repeating itself, not only with the region’s enthusiasm to get vaccination, but with the difficulties in getting those vaccines into eager arms. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health though is saying, “Don’t worry!” The vaccines are coming and you will be able to get one. Continue reading “Public Health Assures Everyone That Pediatric Shots are Coming”

COVID Shots for Kids 6 Months to 5 Years Arrive Locally This Week

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced Monday a moment that local parents have long-awaited and eagerly anticipated: Starting later this week, if you have a child between the ages of six months and five years, you should be able to book an appointment to get their first COVID-19 vaccine shot. Shipments of Moderna’s pediatric vaccine will soon arrive! Continue reading “COVID Shots for Kids 6 Months to 5 Years Arrive Locally This Week”

Ontario Opens Up Second Boosters to Everyone Over 18. Tomorrow.

It’s been a while since we heard from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, but Dr. Kieran Moore emerged in front of the press again on Wednesday, and in the midst of a summer COVID wave he invited everyone in the province over the age of 18 to get their second booster. As of Thursday July 18 at 8 am, every adult in Ontario can get a booster if its been five months since their last shot. Continue reading “Ontario Opens Up Second Boosters to Everyone Over 18. Tomorrow.”

Board of Health Has Positive Outlook on Current Pandemic Conditions

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Board of Health met on Wednesday in a hybrid format. For the first time in over two years most board members and staff got together in the same room at Public Health’s Chancellors Way headquarters while others tuned in via Zoom, so one might be forgiven for assuming that the pandemic is almost over. Dr. Nicola Mercer made it clear though that there’s still some I’s to dot and T’s to cross. Continue reading “Board of Health Has Positive Outlook on Current Pandemic Conditions”

Dr. Moore Reappears to Try and Calm Fears Around the Sixth Wave

Over a month since the last time he appeared in front of reporters, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario Dr. Kieran Moore returned to the media studio at Queen’s Park to respond to the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. While he proposed no new mandates, there was a potential for the reconsideration of lifting future mandates at the end of the month, plus the expansion of therapeutics. Continue reading “Dr. Moore Reappears to Try and Calm Fears Around the Sixth Wave”

Public Health Expands 4th Doses as Mercer Tells Health Board the 6th Wave is Under Control

More and more we’re hearing the words “sixth wave”, so if we’re seeing another increase in COVID-19 cases, then we need a reaction from our local public health unit, right? On Wednesday, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced an expansion of who’s eligible for a fourth vaccine dose, while Medical Officer of Health Dr. Nicola Mercer tried to assure the Board of Health that things are in hand. Continue reading “Public Health Expands 4th Doses as Mercer Tells Health Board the 6th Wave is Under Control”

Another Outbreak at GGH as Health Advocates Advise (Again) the Pandemic’s Not Over

Yes Virginia, there’s still a COVID-19 pandemic out there. Even before the Guelph General Hospital announced another COVID outbreak in the building, healthcare advocates spent their Tuesday reminding the public that the pandemic is still happening, and COVID-19 is still a threat even if you have all your COVID shots. Continue reading “Another Outbreak at GGH as Health Advocates Advise (Again) the Pandemic’s Not Over”

GUELPH POLITICAST #313 – Still COVID with Dr. Mercer (Winter Edition)

As you click play on this episode, we’re officially in a new phase of the pandemic. More restrictions were lifted on March 1, and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is assuring us that it’s only a matter of time now till our masking days are behind us. So it’s good news, right? Maybe. Let’s ask *the* local expect if the reason for optimism is real! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #313 – Still COVID with Dr. Mercer (Winter Edition)”

RECAP: Staff Tells Board of Health They’re Pretty Sure Omicron’s Peaked

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Board of Health met for the first time in 2022 on Wednesday, and for obviously reasons COVID-19 and the Omicron wave took up most of the discussion. At the same time, public health staff are trying to get back on track with vaccinating local young people with all the other shots they need, so there’s lots of good info both pandemic related and not. Check out the recap below. Continue reading “RECAP: Staff Tells Board of Health They’re Pretty Sure Omicron’s Peaked”

Biggest Anti-Lockdown Rally Yet Storms Old Quebec Street

The Guelph edition of this weekend’s nation-wide protest against anti-lockdown measures and vaccine mandates was the largest such gathering in Guelph yet, and the emboldened crowd made it a road show. After hearing speeches in front of City Hall, a few hundred people marched up Wyndham Street, and entered Old Quebec Street maskless as an act of organized defiance. Continue reading “Biggest Anti-Lockdown Rally Yet Storms Old Quebec Street”