February 29, 2024 – RCDHU Encourages Residents to Ensure Up-to-Date Measles Immunizations
February 29, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is asking residents to ensure they are up to date on their measles vaccines, following an increase in global measles cases.
February 15, 2024 – RCDHU Considering Potential Mergers with Neighbouring Public Health Units
February 15, 2024 ‐ In 2023, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced a new initiative to support public health units that decide to pursue mergers with other health units. Three years of funding to support mergers and stabilization of programming will be provided to public health units pursuing a merger. The goal of supporting mergers is to enhance capacity, stability, and sustainability in the public health sector.
February 6, 2024 – RCDHU Announces Opening of Service Hub in Town of Renfrew
February 6, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is pleased to announce the Renfrew Service Hub is now open at 120 Plaunt Street South in the Town of Renfrew.
January 23, 2024 – RCDHU Celebrates 60 Years of Public Health Dedication
January 23, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is celebrating 60 years of service to the community this year. For six decades, RCDHU has played an essential role in protecting and promoting the health of our community with services dedicated to preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy behaviours, responding to emergencies, supporting health equity, and more.
January 18, 2024 – RCDHU Reminds Families of the Importance of Student Vaccinations – Keep Students Healthy and Schools Disease-Free
January 18, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) has completed its annual review of all elementary and secondary student immunizations. RCDHU is in the process of mailing Immunization Notice letters to students either missing one or more required vaccines, or if their immunization record has not been submitted to RCDHU.
December 21, 2023 – RCDHU COVID-19 and Flu Community Mass Clinics Winding Down
December 21, 2023 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s (RCDHU) large-scale community COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics for the general public are winding down this month. COVID-19 and flu vaccines will remain accessible through participating primary care providers and pharmacies. Additionally, RCDHU will continue to offer limited booked appointments for people at higher risk of severe respiratory illness and for children 11 years of age and younger (whom pharmacies cannot always vaccinate).
December 20, 2023 – Local Health Units Join Voices to Remind you to Protect Yourself and Others from Respiratory Illnesses this Holiday Season
December 20, 2023 ‐ This time of year is well known for holiday parties and gatherings to celebrate the season. These gatherings are important to foster a sense of belonging, improve our mental health and bring our community closer. Respiratory viruses can spread easily when people gather (especially over holidays and in winter months). Respiratory illnesses can have a significant impact on overall well-being. We urge individuals and communities to consider ways to reduce the spread of respiratory illness.
December 15, 2023 – RCDHU Urges Residents to Take Precautions Against Respiratory Illness this Holiday Season
December 15, 2023 ‐ As the holiday season approaches and holiday gatherings increase, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is alerting residents that respiratory viruses like the flu, RSV, and COVID-19 continue to circulate at high levels in our community. RCDHU urges residents to take precautions to reduce the spread of illness and protect those who are at higher risk in our communities, including older adults, young children, and those with certain medical conditions.
October 19, 2023 – RCDHU COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinic Update – Appointment Booking Required
October 19, 2023 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is announcing changes to their COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics. Starting October 20th, COVID-19 vaccinations will now be offered by appointment only.
October 13, 2023 – Overdose Alert for Renfrew County and District
October 13, 2023 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), County of Renfrew Paramedic Service and the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning residents about an increase in overdose calls and suspected overdose-related deaths in the Pembroke catchment area. " We have noticed a marked increase in overdoses in the Pembroke area since the end of September. It has been noticed by the paramedics and our partners with OPP and Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH)," says Acting Commander Steve Osipenko.