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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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World Rabies Day is reminder to vaccinate your pets

Oxford County Public Health and local veterinarians are hosting low-cost rabies vaccination clinics across Oxford County on Saturday September, 27, 2014. More.


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.


Bad ways to be nice  
A friend or relative may think they are “just being nice” for buying, or giving cigarettes to a teenager. But setting someone up for an addiction, disease or even death is a bad way to be nice.  


Reminder to parents regarding new immunization reporting requirements for school-age children

Changes to Immunization of School Pupils Act helps keep school-age chnidlren healthy and safe. More


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.