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Vaccines for COVID-19

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Legionellosis increasing in Ontario

Reports of Legionellosis have been increasing throughout Ontario. There have been 13 confirmed and 1 probable cases of legionellosis reported between July 1 and July 28, 2021 in the Region of Peel. Eleven of the cases are in the City of Mississauga and 3 cases are in the City of Brampton. Legionellosis is an acute...

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Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer aerosol spray sunscreens recalled due to elevated benzene levels

Johnson & Johnson Inc. is recalling all lots of Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer children and adult sunscreens, in aerosol spray format, after testing conducted by the company detected elevated levels of benzene. Frequent and long-term exposure (e.g., through the skin and by inhalation) to elevated levels of benzene may pose serious health risks....

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Clarification on WHO statement about COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability

The media has recently reported that a physician associated with the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that the mixing of vaccines was a ‘dangerous trend’. This was not an official statement by the World Health Organization. The statement was made at a session unrelated to vaccine mixing and was taken out of context by news...

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80 years or older can get their second dose earlier

Individuals turning 80 and over in 2021 are eligible to book their second dose appointments starting on May 31, 2021 at 8:00 am. You can book your second dose at the same location you received your first. If you can’t go to the same location, you can book an appointment at your primary care provider...

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Vaccination Receipts

After you are vaccinated, you can log in to the provincial portal to download or print an electronic COVID-19 Vaccine receipt for each dose you have received. Receipts are available: for first and second doses received in Ontario (once you get them) regardless of where you were vaccinated (for example, at a mass immunization clinic,...

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AstraSeneca Second Dose

At this time, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) does NOT recommend that vaccines of different types (e.g., mRNA vaccine and viral vector vaccine) be used in the two-dose series, as data on the immune response following mixed vaccine schedules are not yet available. Further information from clinical trials and NACI’s recommendation are anticipated...

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Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine after CPVID-19 infection

Peel Public Health has confirmed with the Ministry of Health Emergency Operations centre that individuals with a previous COVID-19 infection may receive their COVID-19 vaccination at any time after they have recovered as long as they have completed self-isolation and have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. HMC

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COVID-19 Vaccination of the Senior 65+ Population

Peel residents aged 65-69 are now eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at hospital clinics. Appointments for the 65-69 age group will also be expanded to Peel Public Health community clinic sites in the coming days. In alignment with the Ministry’s Guidance for Prioritization of Phase 2 Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination, individuals with the following conditions, along...

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Confirmed Measles Case in Peel Region

In February 2018, Public Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a young adult with a recent travel history to a measles-endemic country. Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease presenting with fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rash. Howden Medical Clinic provides all necessary vaccines to all Brampton residents. Please visit...