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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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School Age Children and Youth

Parents and caregivers play a key role in helping their children develop and maintain behaviors that will contribute to a healthy life. Public Health can provide parents and caregivers with information and resources to help encourage children to make healthy choices. Below, find links to other helpful resources and information on this website.

Back to School Planning

Concussion and Injury Prevention

Growth and Development

Healthy Eating

Healthy Sexuality

Immunization

Infection Control

Mental Health Promotion

Oral Health

Physical Activity

Road and off-Road Safety

Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Sun Safety and UV Exposure

Vision Screening 

Need More Information About School Age Children and Youth?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803.

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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.