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Brant County Health Unit Confirms Measles Case in Brantford-Brant Resident

February 28, 2024

Brantford, Ont. – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has received confirmation of a case of measles in a child resident.

Immunization of School Pupils Act Suspensions Set to be Enforced on March 26 for Elementary Students

February 26, 2024

As of February 26, 2024, 994 elementary school students born in 2014, 2015, and 2016 who received suspension orders from.

Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy Releases 2024 Action Plan

February 5, 2024

February 5, 2024 BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford-Brant Community Drug Strategy has released its 2024 Action Plan, outlining its initiatives.

BCHU Issues 2,464 Immunization of School Pupils Act Related Suspension Orders

January 10, 2024

January 10, 2023 BRANTFORD, ONT. –The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has recently issued suspension orders to 1,522 elementary and.

BCHU Transitioning to New COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Model  

December 27, 2023

December 27, 2023  BRANTFORD, ONT. –The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) will be concluding its Community COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations.

Stay Protected Over the Holiday Season

December 7, 2023

December 7, 2023 BRANTFORD, ONT. –The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is encouraging residents to stay protected and up to date.

BCHU Announces First Flu Case of 2023

September 15, 2023

Brantford, Ont. – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has received its first confirmed influenza case of the season. There.

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Brantford

July 24, 2023

BRANTFORD, ON – Mosquitoes collected earlier last week, as part of the surveillance program by the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU),.

Special Air Quality Statement Issued for Brantford-Brant

July 6, 2023

June 7, 2023 BRANTFORD, ON – A special air quality statement has been issued for Brantford-Brant. Poor air quality, with.

​BCHU and Board of Health support a Consumption and Treatment Services site in Brantford-Brant

February 23, 2023

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) and the BCHU Board of Health have released a letter, in.

​Brantford-Brant Community Drugs Strategy Releases 2023 Action Plan

February 6, 2023

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford-Brant Community Drug Strategy has released its 2023 Action Plan. From September through December 2022, the Brantford-Brant Drugs Strategy Coordinating.

BCHU Receives Lab Confirmation of a Case of Invasive Meningococcal Disease

December 23, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has received lab confirmation of a case of invasive meningococcal disease. The.

Brant Experiencing Higher than Normal Flu Activity  

November 16, 2022

Brantford, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has received a significant number of positive lab results related to influenza.

Board of Health Appoints Brent Richardson as BCHU CEO

October 7, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) Board of Health (BOH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent.

BCHU adds fatal COVID-19 cases after data quality check 

September 27, 2022

Brantford, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has added seven fatal cases to its local case count and removed.

BCHU confirms rabies in a bat found in the County of Brant

August 25, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – Laboratory testing has confirmed rabies in a bat found in the County of Brant. The bat is now deceased..

First Case of Confirmed Monkeypox in Brant

July 11, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) received laboratory confirmation of monkeypox in a resident of Brant. BCHU has been.

​Retirement of BCHU CEO Dr. Jo Ann Tober

June 13, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – Dr. Jo Ann Tober, Chief Executive Officer of the Brant County Health Unit has announced her retirement.  “We want.

Infectious syphilis rates rise in Brant

May 26, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is reporting an increase in infectious syphilis cases from 2021. In 2021,.

BCHU reducing frequency of COVID-19 reporting

March 31, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is revising the frequency to which COVID-19 case and COVID-19 vaccine data is.

BCHU releases COVID-19 wastewater surveillance data

February 9, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – Beginning February 9, 2022, the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has made wastewater surveillance data available as part.

BCHU Updating COVID-19 Case Reporting Process

January 14, 2022

BRANTFORD, ON – Beginning January 17, 2022, the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) will be updating the COVID-19 case reporting process.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Paris Presbyterian Church

December 14, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Paris Presbyterian Church located at 164.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at New City Church

December 10, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at New City Church located at 190.

​COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Zander’s Fire Grill & Brew Lounge

September 21, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Zander’s Fire Grill & Brew Lounge.

Increasing rates of infectious syphilis in Brant

September 20, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is reporting a large increase in infectious syphilis cases thus far through 2021..

Dr. Rebecca Comley to join BCHU as Acting Medical Officer of Health

August 24, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is pleased to welcome Dr. Rebecca Comley as Acting Medical Officer of.

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in St. George

August 23, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – Mosquitoes collected earlier last week as part of the surveillance program by the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU).

Moderna vaccine to be administered at BCHU clinics while Pfizer shipment delayed

June 21, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) was informed by the Province on Saturday, June 19, that the next.

Residents urged to be vigilant to help prevent opioid overdoses

June 7, 2021

As summer approaches and temperatures are warmer, residents are urged to be extra vigilant in helping to prevent opioid overdoses.

COVID-19 cases linked to outdoor gatherings

June 2, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has determined there have been several COVID-19 cases linked to outdoor, social.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Portway Dentistry in Brantford

May 27, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Portway Dentistry located at 230 Shellard.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Wendy’s location in Brantford

May 21, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Wendy’s restaurant located at 78.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Farm Boy in Brantford

May 1, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Farm Boy located at 240 King.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Liv Communities sales office in Paris

April 22, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Liv Communities sales office located.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Brant Food Centre in Brantford 

April 16, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brant Food Centre located at 94.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Pizzaville location in Brantford

April 11, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Pizzaville located at 320 Colborne.

​COVID-19 outbreak declared at CSN Collision Centre in Brantford

March 18, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at CSN Collision Centre – Brant County.

Dr. Malcolm Lock to Return to BCHU as Acting MOH on a Temporary Basis 

March 17, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – Dr. Malcolm Lock will return to the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) in the role of Acting Medical.

​BCHU to continue using local COVID-19 vaccine booking system

March 15, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – As the Ontario government rolls out the province-wide COVID-19 registration system, the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) will.

BCHU announces change to time interval between two doses of COVID-19 vaccine

March 11, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) will be rebooking COVID-19 vaccine appointment times for all residents who currently.

BCHU to open 3,100 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Brant residents 80+ years-of-age

March 4, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) will be opening an additional 3,100  COVID-19 vaccine appointment spaces for adults.

BCHU Announces Sites for COVID-19 Mass Immunization Clinics, 80+ Years-of-Age Clinics to Begin Next Week

February 26, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is pleased to announce the two sites that will host upcoming COVID-19.

​First screened positive COVID-19 variant of concern found in Brant

February 18, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) was notified by Public Health Ontario that a resident of Brant, previously diagnosed.

Statement regarding provincial return-to-school decision

February 2, 2021

Last week, Medical Officers of Health were consulted as part of the Province’s decision about which schools would re-open and.

COVID-19 vaccinations completed for local long-term care home and retirement home residents

January 21, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has completed mobile vaccination clinics at all long-term care and retirement homes.

First COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Brant​

January 13, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – Linda Dunham received Brant’s first COVID-19 vaccine at Brantford General Hospital today. Dunham is an infection control nurse.

​First COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Brant

January 12, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – With the arrival of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for Brant, a vaccination clinic led by the.

BCHU Acting Medical Officer of Health departing in Spring 2021

January 7, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit’s (BCHU) Board of Health would like to announce the departure of Dr. Elizabeth.

​COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Brantford Tim Horton’s location

January 3, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a Tim Horton’s location at 225.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Brantford Walmart location

December 9, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Brantford Walmart location at 300.

​COVID-19 Outbreak declared at The Olde School Restaurant in Brantford

November 27, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at The Olde School Restaurant in Brantford..

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at KFC in Brantford

November 13, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the KFC location within Lynden Park.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Rejuvenate Cosmetic Clinic in Brantford

November 5, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON -The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Rejuvenate Cosmetic Clinic in Brantford. The.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Salon Mirage in Brantford

October 31, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Salon Mirage at Lynden Park.

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Brant for 2020

September 18, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit has been notified of a Brant resident who has tested positive for the.

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus in Brantford

August 13, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – Mosquitoes collected by the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) earlier this week have tested positive for West Nile.

Larviciding Program to be conducted in locations throughout Brant​

July 31, 2020

Between August 10 and September 30, 2020, the City of Brantford and County of Brant will be conducting a larviciding.

Brant County Health Unit welcomes four new members to Board of Health

July 9, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has added four new members to its Board of Health (BOH). The.

EOC Advisory Committee denounces racist language targeting seasonal farm workers

June 5, 2020

As our community, our nation and the world come to grips with how COVID-19 has altered our lives, social stigma.

​Brant County Health Unit confirms first death related to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has received notification of the death of an individual at the Brant Community.

Brant County Health Unit confirms second and third cases of COVID-19 in Brant

March 23, 2020

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) received laboratory confirmation of two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brant,.

Brant County Health Unit confirms first case of COVID-19 in Brant

March 18, 2020

Brantford, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) received laboratory confirmation of a case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brant..

​COVID-19 Community Update #2

March 16, 2020

Brantford, ON – Over the weekend, the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) was notified of 25 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

​COVID-19 Community Update

March 13, 2020

Brantford, ON – Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) and Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) have been informed by the Ministry of.

First Confirmed Locally Acquired Flu Case

November 22, 2019

Brantford, ON – Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has confirmed its first locally acquired influenza case of the season. Last.

Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke Appointed Acting Medical Officer of Health

July 23, 2019

Brantford, ON — The Board of Health of the Brant County Health Unit is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth.

Enforcement of Immunization of School Pupils Act in effect

April 4, 2019

Brantford, ON – 150 students whose immunization records are not up to date with the Brant County Health Unit have.

Brant County Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health Set to Retire

March 20, 2019

BRANTFORD, ON – At today’s Board of Health meeting, the Brant County Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Dr..

Help protect your community – get the flu shot

October 22, 2018

Brantford, ON – With the flu vaccine now available to the public through pharmacies and family doctors, the Brant County.

West Nile Virus found in Brantford-Brant County

August 7, 2018

Branford, ON – The Brant County Health Unit is reminding residents to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. This summer.

City of Brantford and Brant County Health Unit work to reduce harm risk of discarded needles

May 16, 2018

Brantford, ON – Today, the City of Brantford and the Brant County Health Unit launcheda new “Harm Reduction – Safe.

Enforcement of Immunization of School Pupils Act in effect

April 19, 2018

Brantford, ON – 209 students whose immunization records are not up to date with the Brant County Health Unit have.

​Update to Medical Officer of Health role

April 13, 2018

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

February 23, 2018

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

Flu shot now available in Brant and Brantford

October 24, 2017

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

Mumps case confirmed in Brant County

May 17, 2017

Enforcement of Immunization of School Pupils Act in effect ​

April 20, 2017

Brantford, ON – 240 students whose immunization records are out-of-date with the Brant County Health Unit have been suspended from.

​Provincial Flu Campaign Launched

October 25, 2016

Brantford, ON – The flu vaccine will be available to the public this week through pharmacies and doctors’ offices. “The.

Update on Health Unit privacy breach

October 12, 2016

Brantford, ON – The Brant County Health Unit wants to inform the community we have notified all of the families.

Food Outbreak Plea

October 4, 2016

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

Brant County Health Unit reports zero West Nile Virus-positive mosquito pools

September 2, 2016

Brantford, ON (September 2, 2016) – Overall, it has been a relatively low activity season for West Nile Virus (WNV).

Brant County Health Unit asking residents to be on the lookout for rabid cat

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.

Brant County Health Unit reports privacy breach​

August 9, 2016

Brantford, ON – On August 8, 2016, the Brant County Health Unit informed the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario of.

Residents urged to take precautions after two more raccoons test positive for rabies in Brantford and Brant County

August 8, 2016

Brantford, ON — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry notified the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) after two raccoons.

Listeria Concerns – Neilson Chocolate Milk Recall

June 6, 2016

Rabies Case Confirmed in Brantford Raccoon

May 12, 2016

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

Update – Student Immunization Review

April 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

April 20, 2016

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

Update Student Immunizations to Avoid Suspension in April

February 1, 2016

Brantford, ON – Some parents in Brantford and Brant County with a child born in 1998, 1999, 2007, and/or 2008.
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