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Published on Tuesday, May 7

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Today, Public Health Ontario (PHO) released their Immunization Coverage Report for School Pupils in Ontario for the 2017–18 school year. This report highlights the percentage of school aged children who are adequately immunized against specific vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) at a point in time.

Published on Tuesday, April 16

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With the opening of Ontario’s first cannabis retail stores this month, and cannabis enthusiasts preparing for the first April 20th (4-20) celebration day since legalization, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has launched an education campaign for students and young adults aimed at lowering risk for negative health outcomes associated with using the newly legal product.

Published on Friday, April 12

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On Friday afternoon, the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) Leadership Committee released an online report that outlines key accomplishments that took place in 2018 after a full year of Strategy implementation.

Published on Monday, March 25

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reminding the community that although the High School Student Suspension date of March 29 was cancelled due to the current labour disruption, it is important that we all continue to keep our immunization records up-to-date.

Published on Monday, March 4

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To date, approximately 1200 students born in 2001 and 2002 have incomplete immunization records with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Published on Friday, March 1

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is pleased to release the 2019 Living Wage calculations for Windsor and Essex County.

Published on Monday, February 25

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Challenge Yourself to Build Healthy Habits while learning about, and following, the New and Improved Canada’s Food Guide!

Published on Thursday, February 7

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) would like to invite the community to visit wechu.org/inspections, where all routine inspections, enforcement activities, convictions, closures, and advisories can be viewed.

Published on Wednesday, January 30

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Dr. Wajid Ahmed has been officially appointed as the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Published on Tuesday, January 29

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Based on Environment Canada’s forecast, Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health has issued an Extreme Cold Warning. The wind chill values of -30°C to -35°C are expected tonight through to Friday morning. An Extreme Cold Warning is issued when temperatures are -27°C (-16.6°F) with or without the wind chill for one day.