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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Mould

Moulds are naturally occurring and widespread in the environment, so it is impossible to avoid being exposed. Exposure to mould indoors may exacerbate asthma and is associated with upper respiratory tract symptoms, e.g. coughing and wheezing. There is however, insufficient evidence to prove a direct link between mould and human health. If you have health concerns talk to your health care professional.

To reduce your indoor exposure to mould you should address the underlying structural or maintenance related issues, e.g. water leaks, moisture build-up. If you are a tenant, you should speak with your landlord regarding necessary repairs, or you may wish to contact the property standards officer for your municipality.

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments for individuals 5+ can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

Due to limited supply, HPEPH will initially be prioritizing available bivalent vaccine for residents and workers at identified highest-risk facilities.  Some HPEPH vaccination clinics MAY offer the bivalent vaccine, as availability allows. Vaccine clinics in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will continue to offer monovalent vaccines (the same mRNA vaccines given as the primary series) for all eligible individuals until a steady supply of the bivalent vaccine is available.

Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Symptoms or exposure? Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.