• Adverse events in Europe following immunization with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
    Health Canada is aware of reports of adverse events in Europe following immunization with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and would like to reassure Canadians that the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh its risks. Health Canada authorized the vaccine based on a thorough, independent review of the evidence and determined that it meets Canada‚Äôs […]
  • Community healthcare workers can now register for COVID-19 vaccination in Hamilton
    From Hamilton Public Health Services Subject: Community healthcare workers can now register for COVID-19 vaccination in Hamilton All community healthcare workers (see list below) who live and/or work in Hamilton are can now register for COVID-19 vaccination. Once registered, individuals will be called for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, the appointments bookings are not allocated in […]
  • Provincial Testing Criteria updated 19 Feb 2021
    Ontario has updated testing guidelines to prioritize those who are at the greatest risk, while shifting away from untargeted asymptomatic testing, and reducing the number of symptoms on the screen guidance algorithm that triggers testing for children in school or daycare. There is also clear guidance for enabling early return to school/daycare without testing for children who […]
  • Webinar Series: Tech Talks Join us for our next session: COVID Assessment, Management and Tracking Tool
    Join Online January 21, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. About the Webinar: As the second wave rolls, we will be required to manage increasing numbers and complexity of COVID patients. Derived from HFAM Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of COVID, the tracker is a concise way to record clinical information with embedded links to the most up-to-date […]
  • Hamilton Primary Care Town Hall Q&A, November 18, 2020
    Questions answered by: Drs. Cathy Risdon, Doug Sider, Ninh Tran, Tammy Packer, and Zain Chagla. Addendum You may have heard that the US CDC has proposed a reduction in the quarantine (called self-isolation in Ontario) period for close contacts of COVID-19 patients.  Given the accumulated experience with COVID-19 infections to date, especially with the incubation […]