Public Health News

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day promotes dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty and their communities, and society at large. This year’s theme is "acting together to empower children, their families, and communities to end poverty" and 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The convention recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
Going smoke-free is the most important decision you can make to improve your health and quality of life. And just by making that decision, you’ve already taken the first big step toward reaching that goal. In honour of National Non-Smoking Week, here are four tips and tools to help you make the leap to leading a smoke-free life.
The vaccine is now available from most pharmacists, family doctors, family practice nurses and nurse practitioners. · Many workplaces also offer flu vaccination clinics for employees. · Some walk-in clinics may also offer flu vaccination; it’s best to check with a clinic in advance. · Pharmacists can provide flu vaccination to children five years of age and older. · If you have a child under five years of age who does not have a health care provider, please contact your local Public Health office to arrange their flu shot.