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On February 9, the provincial COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force released their Guidance on Prioritizing Healthcare Workers for COVID-19 vaccine.

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit would like to take this opportunity to thank Chapman’s Canada for their generous donation of an industrial size freezer.

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For registered healthcare professionals who are interested in volunteering with public health to participate in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, the application form is just a click away.

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5,296 Doses of Moderna and 9,858 Pfizer Vaccines Administered in Windsor and Essex County

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received many questions from the community about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when we can expect it to be distributed more widely to everyone locally.

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 within a cohort at L’Essor Catholic Elementary School.

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COVID-related stigma can lead to harmful behaviours, such as bullying and cyberbullying. These actions have a negative impact on individuals, as well as hinder the ability to stop the spread of the virus.

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 at Frank W. Begley Elementary school in Windsor.

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas this Fall and Winter. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is linked to 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada. Through our three-year study, we have found that approximately 11% of homes in Windsor and Essex County have unsafe levels.

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As a key component of the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy, the health unit and other partners have released a “Request for Expressions of Interest” for a space to house an eventual Consumption and Treatment Services site.