The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health and CEO, will be leaving the organization in June 2017 after five years in the role.
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Students born in 1999 and 2000 with incomplete immunization records have received their second immunization notice this week from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU). The notices advised students of which vaccine(s) were missing, how to get in touch with the Health Unit to provide updated information, and how to book an appointment for immunization to avoid school suspension.
With the passing of the new smoke-free outdoor spaces by-law in Amherstburg on December 12, all Windsor-Essex County municipalities now have protections in place that exceed those offered under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
The cost of eating healthy in Windsor-Essex County rose 1.52% this year, according to the recently released 2016 Nutritious Food Basket Survey results. This increase raises the cost of healthy eating for a family of four in our area to $203.03 per week, which is unattainable for many in our community.
The best way to prevent rabies is to seek regular veterinary care for your pets. For pets that aren’t getting regular care, local veterinarians are hosting low-cost rabies only vaccination clinics across Windsor and Essex County.
As of November 22, 2016, City of Windsor By-Law #113-2006 has been amended to prohibit smoking on City of Windsor owned properties, including parks, beaches, conservation areas, marinas and recreation facilities, as well as any associated parking lots or walkways. Prohibited products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, hookah/water pipes and any other lighted or heated equipment used to smoke or vaporize any tobacco or non-tobacco product.
Today, Dr. Gary Kirk, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, discussed the discovery of the Aedes aegypti larvae found during enhanced mosquito surveillance activities for the Aedes albopictus mosquitoes found in Windsor earlier this month.