Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is now offering third “booster” doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable individuals in the area. Vaccinations are available at select pharmacies, clinic locations, and mobile pop-up clinics throughout the region.
According to the Public Health website, third doses are offered to those at highest risk, providing them with an extra layer of protection against the Delta variant. This includes:
- Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants);
- Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy);
- Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab); and
- Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges.