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Inside SickKids: How the pediatric hospital’s ICU was saved from near collapse

TORONTO — It's 1:50 p.m. on a recent weekday at the intensive care unit of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children asa trio of women try to solve the latest problem. There are three children who...

Paxlovid is now available in Ontario pharmacies

Pharmacists in Ontario will be able to independently dispense Paxlovid, an antiviral medication for COVID-19, as of this coming Monday, December 12th. According to Sylvia Jones, Ontario's health minister, no one will be charged for...

Community COVID-19 Clinic to Offer Vaccinations Before the Holidays

Algoma Public Health, Sault Area Hospital, Group Health Centre, and Superior Family Health Team, as part of the Algoma Ontario Health Team will be offering first and second COVID-19 vaccinations and bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccinations...

Free rapid COVID-19 tests to be available at Ontario stores through to next June

Ontario is extending a program providing free rapid tests for COVID-19 to the end of June next year. The program provides the rapid antigen tests through venues that include grocery stores and pharmacies. It was previously...
COVID-19 in Algoma

More COVID vaccination appointments available to help you get protected before the holiday season

As we head into the holiday season, Algoma Public Health and the Huron Shores Family Health Team have opened up more opportunities for eligible individuals to receive their next COVID-19 booster dose. It can...

Ontario docs advise masks, vaccine catch-up ahead of anticipated tough viral season

TORONTO — Ontario doctors are advising the public to wear masks indoors and keep up with vaccinations amid a worsening respiratory illness season that's hitting children particularly hard. A news conference hosted by the Ontario...

Importance of understanding your travel insurance in post-COVID-19 era

TORONTO — TD Home and Auto Insurance Company, a subsidiary of TD Bank, has settled a class action lawsuit with Canadians whose trips were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one expert says...

Ontario hospital temporarily closes emergency room due to COVID-19

SIMCOE, Ont. — An Ontario hospital is temporarily closing its emergency room due to COVID-19 illnesses. Norfolk General Hospital says its emergency department will reopen Monday at 7 p.m. The hospital announced Sunday it would reduce...

Study warns of potential health-care strain posed by long COVID patients

TORONTO — A new study finds long COVID significantly increased doctor visits, home-care needs and hospitalizations for a small proportion of Ontarians infected early in the pandemic. Researchers say that doesn’t bode well for a...
Algoma Public Health

COVID numbers on the rise in Algoma

Algoma Public Health has observed an increasing trend in high risk COVID-19 cases across Algoma over the past week. Early signals indicate increased transmission of COVID-19 in the region. Residents are reminded to continue...


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