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Posted Thursday, January 03, 2019

Vaccinations Required for Students
According to the Immunization of School Pupils Act, students aged 4 to 17 must be vaccinated to attend school in the province of Ontario, or risk suspension. The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit), in conjunction with school boards across the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts, is working to ensure that this legislation is followed.
The Health Unit has reviewed the vaccination records for all elementary and...
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Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018

NORTH BAY, ON - The Sharps Buy Back campaign, launched by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) in November was a success with over 17,300 used sharps (e.g. needles or syringes) returned in the month. As a result of the success, the Sharps Buy Back campaign will be extended throughout the month of December.
Sharps Buy Back is an initiative launched by the Health Unit to collect sharps while promoting the safe handling of used sharps.  The initiative...
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Posted Friday, November 09, 2018

North Bay, ON- The City of North Bay will soon see a major boost in active transportation with a new project designed to encourage students to walk and wheel to school. The two-year project will work with up to 10 schools across local school boards.  It will encourage families to choose active transportation to and from school as a viable option for their children, as well as address road safety through infrastructure improvements and skills development.
“To improve overall health,...
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Posted Thursday, November 01, 2018

NORTH BAY, ON – This November, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) is launching Sharps Buy Back Month. During this initiative, the Health Unit will provide gift cards in exchange used sharps (e.g., needles or syringes) brought to our North Bay location. For approximately 100 sharps, you will receive a $5 grocery gift card. For example, if you fill two small sharps containers (about 50 sharps in each), one large sharps container, or a similar puncture... Read More...

Posted Monday, October 22, 2018

NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) is encouraging the public to get the flu vaccine. Influenza (“flu”) can make a healthy adult sick for weeks, but in vulnerable populations like older adults and children, it can lead to more serious complications. Getting your flu shot is your best defence against the flu, and protects your loved ones, too. 
Babies, children under five years of age, people over 65 years of age,...
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