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KFL&A Public Health: Act now to get vaccinated for back to school

Now is the time to get your first dose in order to be fully vaccinated in time for back to school in September, says Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.  With a 21 day wait period between first

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Update: All appointments booked – Memorial Centre to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic

UPDATE (Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021 at 3:25 p.m.)All appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the Maple Centre Health Clinic at the Memorial Centre are now booked. Please do not call the Maple Family Health Centre or KFL&A Public Health to try to schedule an appointment at this clinic. Original

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Opinion: It could be worse(r) – The saga continues

Walking my dog down Ordnance Street on a sunny 22-degree day during the latest lockdown order, a young guy in a souped-up car stopped and yelled out his window, “I like your shirt.” I was taken aback. First, I had to actually look down to see what the hell I

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Napanee

It was an exciting day at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee as local officials and members of the media gathered for a tour of the new COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the facility. Within a ballroom at the location, Greater Napanee Mayor Marg Isbester, Dr. Kim Morrison, Chief of Staff

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Vaccine appointment bookings open March 15 for adults 80+

The online appointment booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations will begin to accept bookings for adults 80 years of age by the end of 2021 or older on Monday, Mar. 15, 2021. According to a release from KFL&A Public Health, dated Thursday, Mar. 11, 2021, this provincial online appointment system will

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A message from KFL&A Public Health regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The following is a message to Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) residents from KFL&A Public Health regarding the local rollout of COVID-19 vaccines: As KFL&A Public Health continues efforts to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to people who the province has identified as our first priority groups for vaccination,

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First COVID-19 mass immunization clinic opens in Kingston

On Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, members of the media toured the recently set up COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at the INVISTA Centre just hours before the clinic opened to the public for the first time. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Public Health announces INVISTA Centre as Kingston’s mass vaccination site

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health has confirmed the INVISTA Centre’s MNP Rink as a venue for mass COVID-19 immunization clinics when adequate vaccine supply arrives in the region. “The INVISTA Centre has been an integral part of keeping Kingston and area residents healthy and connected for over 10

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First long-term care workers in Kingston get COVID-19 vaccines

The first long-term care workers in southeastern Ontario received their initial doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine today, at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the only COVID-19 vaccine dispenser in the region so far. “I have never in my life been so excited or thankful to receive a vaccine,” says

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