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Our new specialized Breastfeeding Clinic!

We are pleased to offer a specialized breastfeeding clinic. This service is open to all patients in our region. The clinic is run by Dr. Joanna Zorzitto. She is an experienced family physician who has done extra training in breastfeeding medicine and is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. For more information, click here

Flu Vaccine Notice

This year's flu vaccine will be available by appointment only. At this time, high risk patients are the priority. You can book with nursing staff from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Criteria (for high risk) noted below:

  • Babies under 6 months are too young to get the flu shot, but they’ll get some protection if their parent gets the flu shot while pregnant
  • Children under the age of 5 years because their immune systems are developing, and their airways are small and more easily blocked
  • People over 65 years old, because their immune systems are weaker and they may have an underlying condition that increases their risk
  • Pregnant people, because their immune system, heart and lungs change – especially later in pregnancy – and makes it harder to fight infection
  • People with underlying health conditions, such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes

Please note: Public Health gives us limited quantities. At this time we do not have any high dose flu vaccines, however regular dose is available.  

All other patients may receive the flu vaccine on or after November 1st.

Want more information regarding the flu?  Visit the Ontario government website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-flu-shot 

Community News

Beginning in June, House of Friendship will provide additional counselling for individuals, families and groups with addiction or substance-use concerns, as well as gambling, problem internet use and gaming. Formerly offered by St. Mary’s Counselling Services, this voluntary integration of counselling services is supported by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network. 

For more information visit www.houseoffriendship.org. For counselling, contact HERE 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247.

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