COVID-19 Vaccination Update as of March 19th, 2021:
The following groups of Halon residents are now eligible to book appointments at any of the five Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic sites:
● Adults aged 75 years or older
● Indigenous adults (including First Nations, Mètis, and Inuit populations) 55 years of age and older who live in Halton
For more information on the five clinic sites as well as how to book an appointment, click here.
Have you ever asked any of the following questions?
● How do vaccine’s work?
● What is an mRNA and how is it used to make vaccines?
● Does getting the vaccine mean I will get COVID?
● Will the COVID-19 vaccines protect against the new variants that are emerging?
These and many more questions are answered in the
‘COVID-19 Vaccines – What Older Canadians Need to Know‘ PDF linked here.
Don’t let the title fool you, this is an excellent resource for all Canadian adults who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
For more information on myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines visit the
‘COVID-19 Vaccines: Myths and Facts‘ resource from Halton Region linked here.
Living With Diabetes Program
Are you living with Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes?
You are invited to join Prime Care FHT’s upcoming virtual Living with Diabetes online classes.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, seeking a refresher, or supporting a loved one, the Living with Diabetes classes will help empower you with the knowledge and skills to manage well.
A Registered Diabetes Nurse Educator and a Registered Dietitian will lead you through topics including what it means to have diabetes, medications, blood sugar readings, eating well and being active to better manage blood sugar levels.
This is a two-part series and signing up will automatically enroll you in both classes.
Dates and times are listed below.
Part 1: Wednesday April 7 @ 3:30-4:30
Part 2: Wednesday April 14 @ 3:30-4:30
Classes will be held virtually through Zoom.
To register for our upcoming Living with Diabetes classes, please call Prime Care Family Health Team at 905-878-1720 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Poison Prevention Week: Prevention Is In Your Hands!
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, the Ontario Poison Centre would like to raise awareness about common household poisons, and how to prevent poisonings from occurring for all age groups.
The Ontario Poison Centre is available to help you and your family and to answer questions about poisons 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Ontario Poison Centre helps over 58,000 callers of all ages every year in more than 170 languages.
Poisonings can happen to anyone, at any time. The Ontario Poison Centre is here to help you.
If you think someone has been poisoned call The Ontario Poison Centre right away!
As seasons change so do the types of poisons that are commonly found in and around the home. After a long cold winter, Canadians are starting their spring cleaning inside and outside the home. This is also a time when we like to begin preparing and planting our gardens. Because of these activities, certain types of poisonings are more likely to occur in the spring.
Learn about springtime dangers here.
Current Top 10 Poisons
The Ontario Poison Centre regularly determines “Top 10” lists, identifying the top 10 most common types of exposures managed by the Specialists in Poison Information. Over time, these lists have changed to reflect regulatory changes and other trends happening in Ontario.
Learn more about which poisons have made the list here.