KFL&A vaccination strategy moves into new phase

Photo: Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)

After administering over 310,000 vaccinations in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, Public Health is now transitioning their vaccination strategy from large vaccination clinics to focus on smaller clinic venues, including mobile teams, pharmacies, and primary care clinics.

According to a release from KFL&A Public Health, dated Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, local vaccine coverage for individuals 12 years of age and older has surpassed 81 per cent for the first dose, and over 72 per cent are fully vaccinated.

“In this next phase, KFL&A Public Health will be expanding its mobile vaccination team operations to increase access to vaccines for those who have experienced barriers in getting to a clinic,” said Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health. “Bringing the vaccine directly to areas in the community that have low vaccine uptake will help support the remaining individuals to get fully vaccinated and increase the protection our community has against COVID-19.” 

Along with mobile clinics and pharmacies, the vaccine clinics at Kingston Community Health Centre, Kingston Health Sciences Centre – Beechgrove site, and KFL&A Public Health (Kingston and Napanee offices) are open and will offer vaccinations by appointment or walk-in, according to the release. For more information on clinic locations, hours, and appointments, visit KFL&A Public Health’s website or call 343-477-0172.  

The following vaccine clinics are now closed: Kingston Health Sciences Centre – Burr Gymnasium, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, INVISTA Centre, and Strathcona Paper Centre.  

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccine clinics and COVID-19, visit www.kflaph.ca/Coronavirus or www.Ontario.ca/coronavirus.

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