Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility – Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development Did you know that healthy foods and healthy feeding habits help build a healthy brain? Brain development is a lifelong process, the first three years of a child’s life are the most critical for brain development. As a parent or caregiver, feeding choices are one of the first decisions you will make to give your child the … Read More

Tips For Packing a School Lunch (2021-2022)

In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, school lunches continue to be an important way to provide adequate nutrition to support the development and health of children and youth. Here are a couple of items to consider. The guidelines are the same as in previous school years. 1. For a guide on what to pack, Canada’s Food Guide is a … Read More

Vaccinations for those born in 2009

Everyone born in 2009 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination The Government of Ontario recently announced that, as of Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all youth born in 2009. Up until this point, a person needed to be 12 years old, not turning 12, to receive the vaccine. The change may have some people … Read More

Bradley Centre: By the Numbers

When CK Public Health’s mass vaccination clinic at the Bradley Centre opened its doors on Saturday, August 7, 2021, it was a milestone in more ways than one. It was the 100th clinic at the site. It was also our last clinic at the Bradley Centre. Since the mass immunization clinic at the Bradley Centre began operation on February 23, … Read More

FOOD RECALL: Harvest Fresh Zucchini Spirals and Teriyaki Vegetable Spiral Stir Fry Kit

Recall Details Veg Pak Produce is recalling Harvest Fresh brand Zucchini Spirals and Teriyaki Vegetable Spiral Stir Fry Kit from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. Recalled Products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Harvest Fresh Zucchini Spirals 340 g 0 59559 00042 9 Best Before: 31 JUL 2021 01 AUG 2021 Harvest Fresh Teriyaki Vegetable Spiral Stir Fry Kit 400 g … Read More

Frozen Mango Recall

Frozen Mango Recall – What You Need to Know Nature’s Touch Frozen Food Inc. is recalling various frozen mangos from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recalled products include: (Product Images) Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. If you do, recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store … Read More

Chatham-Kent Senior Achievement Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 2021 Senior Achievement Award. To qualify, your nominee must: be a resident of Chatham-Kent aged 55+ have achieved significant goals and outstanding contributions as a volunteer in the community   Click 2021 Seniors Expo Form to download the nomination form. Deadline for receipt of nomination forms is August 13, 2021. The 2021 Senior of the … Read More

Second Doses, What You Need to Know

Guidelines around second doses have changed a few times. Although it can be hard to follow, we see these changes as a good sign. It means that Ontario has a steady supply of vaccines and that more people will have access to second doses sooner. That means better protection against COVID-19 sooner. mRNA Vaccines Can be Mixed People who received … Read More

Blacklegged Ticks are Terrible at Social Distancing!

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During the pandemic, spending time outdoors can have many benefits.  It can be a great way to find new safe activities, get exercise, and maintain your mental health.  But remember, we have blacklegged ticks in Chatham-Kent, and these ticks can transmit Lyme Disease. Blacklegged ticks, sometimes called deer ticks, are commonly found in wooded and grassy areas. Lyme Disease and … Read More

Pressing Pause on First Doses of AstraZeneca

  First and foremost, if you received AstraZeneca, we want you to know that you made the right choice to be vaccinated. To go without protection at a time when the COVID-19 virus is circulating widely, would have been significantly more unsafe than the risks associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. By choosing to receive this vaccine, you protected yourself, your … Read More