• Program Re-start

    Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Region of Waterloo Public Health is resuming the school vaccine program. Kristy Wright, manager of the Vaccine Preventable Diseases program said, “We anticipate that approximately 18,000 students, across three school year cohorts, require one or more doses of the vaccines normally given in Grade 7”.  The program offered in […]

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  • Ontario Death

    A young adult in Waterloo region recently died after contracting meningococcal meningitis. People who are at a higher risk include household contacts, intimate partners, and those who shared cigarettes, vapes, food and drink or anything that has been in other people’s mouth. The disease is contagious though not an airborne disease, meaning it is not […]

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