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Rabies for Health Care Providers

Rabies is an ongoing health concern for anyone who interacts with animals. As a health care provider, you play a key role in communicating the risks of rabies, as well as providing response to suspected rabies exposure.

What to do When Treating Rabies

If you are treating a patient who has a suspected exposure to rabies, the Ministry of Health provides post-exposure vaccine free of charge. We deliver this vaccine to your office or the hospital, as it must be administered in a health care setting.

Please remind patients to report animals bites and scratches by displaying our Reporting Reminder poster in your office.

If you are providing post-exposure prophylaxis, report to Public Health by completing the Scratching/Biting Incident Report.

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Need More Information About Rabies for Health Care Providers?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 677.

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals 12 and over who have not yet had a first dose, or those who meet the minimum second dose interval are now eligible to attend HPEPH walk-in clinics. To view the schedule, visit the Booking and Eligibility Page.

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals 12 and over can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to Step 3  of the the Roadmap to Reopen. We must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people in Step 3, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.