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If something touches on the health and safety of the people who live here, there’s a good chance it touches on our programming. Through our programs in prevention, protection and emergency response, we work to keep the people in Oxford’s communities healthy and safe. 

Oxford County Public Health is your local public health unit, offering programs that promote healthy lifestyles and that aim to prevent illness and disease in our community.

Oxford County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) is your local paramedic services (ambulance), providing 24-hour emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care.



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Get your flu shot by appointment

Community flu shot clinics have ended for 2014. However, if you have not received a flu shot yet, you can still receive one from your family doctor, health professional, participating pharmacy or at the health unit immunization clinic on Tuesday afternoon by appointment. Call 519-539-9800 ext. 3490. Use the Flu Shot Locator to find a participating pharmacy, or call 211.

 

Public Health seeking info on dog bite on Nov 14

Public Health is looking for info about a dog biting incident that took place in downtown Woodstock last Friday. We need proof of vaccination to avoid a series of shots for the person who was bit.

 

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
The Public Health Agency of Canada is aware of clusters of mild and severe respiratory illness in children in several provinces in Canada, including Ontario. Some of the cases have been confirmed as the Enterovirus D68 strain, which is related to the common cold. If you have questions or concerns about EV-D68, please call Oxford County Public Health at 519-539-9800 ext. 3500.

 

Ebola virus disease (EVD)
Ebola virus is a severe disease affecting the body’s vascular system that can lead to internal bleeding and organ failure. There is currently an outbreak of EVD in West Africa and Canadians are being urged to avoid all non-essential travel to affected areas. There have not been any cases of Ebola in Canada and the risk to Ontarians is low. Visit Public Health Ontario to learn more about the Ebola virus.