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News ​​Releases and Advisories

Help protect your community – get the flu shot
Posted on October 22, 2018

Brantford, ON - With the flu vaccine now available to the public through pharmacies and family doctors, the Brant County Health Unit urges everyone to get their flu shot so they can help protect their community...


West Nile Virus found in Brantford-Brant County
Posted on August 7, 2018

Brantford, ON - The Brant County Health Unit is reminding residents to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. This summer the Health Unit has seen three positive human cases for West Nile virus (WNV), as well as one positive mosquito pool with 11 mosquitoes tested positive for WNV in the pool...


Grand River Healthy Communities Launches New Website
Posted on June 13, 2018

Brantford, ON - Today, the Grand River Healthy Communities (GRHC) Collaborative announced the official launch of the new GRHC website...


City of Brantford and Brant County Health Unit work to reduce harm risk of discarded needles
Posted on May 16, 2018

Brantford, ON - Today, the City of Brantford and the Brant County Health Unit launched a new "Harm Reduction - Safe Needle Retrieval and Disposal" campaign. The one-year pilot project, which was approved...


Enforcement of Immunization of School Pupils Act in effect
Posted on April 19, 2018

Brantford, ON - 209 students whose immunization records are not up to date with the Brant County Health Unit have been suspended from school until their records can be updated...



Update to Medical Officer of Health role
Posted on April 13, 2018

Brantford, ON - The Brant County Health Unit is pleased to announce that Dr. Malcolm Lock will now be working in Brant full-time...


​Flood cleanup and food safety
Posted on February 23, 2018

Brantford, ON - As residents return to their homes after the recent flooding, safety remains a top priority...


Flu shot now available in Brant and Brantford ​  
Posted on October 24, 2017

Brantford, ON - Tyson Benn thinks everyone who can should get the free flu shot. “It’s definitely not worth getting sick...


Mumps case confirmed in Brant County  
Posted on May 17, 2017

Brantford, ON - The Brant County Health Unit has confirmed a case of mumps in Brant County. This case was exposed to mumps while in Manitoba...


Enforcement of Immunization of School Pupils Act in effect  ​  
Posted on April 20, 2017

Brantford, ON - 240 students whose immunization records are out-of-date with the Brant County Health Unit have been suspended from school until their records can be updated...


Provincial Flu Campaign Launched  
Posted on October 25, 2016

Brantford, ON - The flu vaccine will be available to the public this week through pharmacies and doctors’ offices. “The flu shot is the best protection against flu,” says Ruth Gratton...

 

Food Outbreak Plea
Posted on October 4, 2016

Brantford, ON – Today, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brantford, Lana Plank of Lana Plank Catering pled guilty to the charge...


Brant County Health Unit reports zero West Nile Virus-positive mosquito pools
Posted on September 2, 2016

Brantford, ON - Overall, it has been a relatively low activity season for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Brantford and Brant County, as the BCHU did not detect any positive WNV mosquito pools this season...

Brant County Health Unit asking residents to be on the lookout for rabid cat
Posted on August 29, 2016

Brantford, ON - The Brant County Health Unit is asking anyone who may have lost, abandoned, fed or came in contact with a grey adult male cat in the area of Alberton, from south of Highway 403 into Brant County, between August 10 and August 20 to contact the Health Unit immediately...

Update on Health Unit privacy breach
Posted on August 12, 2016

Brantford, ON - The Brant County Health Unit wants to inform the community we have notified all of the families affected by the unintentional privacy breach first reported on August 8, 2016. If anyone is concerned their family was affected, they will have received an email or letter from the Health Unit...

Brant County Health Unit reports privacy breach
Posted on August 9, 2016

Brantford, ON - On August 8, 2016, the Brant County Health Unit informed the Information and Privacy Commissioner of an unauthorized access of 494 records containing personal health information...

Residents urged to take precautions after two more raccoons test positive for rabies in Brantford and Brant County
Posted on August 8, 2016

Brantford, ON - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry notified the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) after two raccoons in Brantford/Brant County tested positive for rabies...

Listeria Concerns - Neilson Chocolate Milk Recall
Posted on June 6, 2016

Brantford, ON – The Brant County Health Unit encourages anyone who recently bought Neilson brand partly skimmed chocolate milk to check their product...

Rabies Case Confirmed in Brantford Raccoon
Posted on May 12, 2016

Brantford, ON – Laboratory testing has confirmed rabies in one raccoon found in the City of Brantford...

Update - Student Immunization Review
Posted on Apr. 28, 2016

Brantford, ON –  On April 28, 2016, 320 students (194 elementary and 126 secondary) whose immunization records are still out-of-date...

Costco Recall - Health Unit has Hepatitis A Information and Vaccine Available
Posted on Apr. 20, 2016

Brantford, ON –  The Brant County Health Unit encourages any Brant resident with questions or concerns about Costco’s frozen fruit recall...

Update Student Immunizations to Avoid Suspension in April
Posted on Feb. 29, 2016

Brantford, ON –  Some parents in Brantford and Brant County with a child born in 1998, 1999, 2007, and/or 2008 may get a letter from the Brant County Health Unit...

Courtney Westerhof, Media Contact​
519-753-4937 ext. 347
communications@bchu.org