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COVID-19 risk has ‘never been so high’ in region after construction site outbreak

Approximately two-thirds of recent COVID-19 cases reported in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the recent outbreak at the Cataraqui Heights construction site, according to the local Public Health Unit. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health explained the impact of

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KFL&A region celebrates a new vaccination milestone

The KFL&A region is celebrating a major milestone, as it has achieved a vaccination rate of more than 90 per cent for residents of long-term care and retirement homes within the district.  This comes after Public Health challenged staff and residents in long-term care homes with the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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COVID-19 Vaccine Info Night!

Please join KCHC family physician Dr. Mary Rowland on Tuesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a virtual presentation on COVID vaccines. She will present information on the COVID-19 vaccines and answer your questions. Please leave questions in the Discussion section. All are welcome! Log-in info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84360188289 Meeting

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Update on COVID-19 vaccine supply and roll-out for KFL&A

After expecting to get an update on COVID-19 vaccine supply for KFL&A late last week, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, was more than pleased to announce over 30,000 doses are expected through the month of May. “I can say that KFL&A will receive additional

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KFL&A COVID-19 cases ‘trending in right direction,’ but ‘the virus is everywhere in our region’

Update (Friday, Apr. 23, 2021)On Friday, Apr. 23, 2021, KFL&A Public Health informed the media that Dr. Moore was advised that there are no updates on vaccine allocations during a meeting between Public Health and the Ministry of Health on the afternoon of Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Public Health will

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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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Kingston leads the way in COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita

As we enter the first week of the provincially-mandated lockdown, it appears that the KFL&A region has at least one thing to celebrate: the most number of administered vaccines per capita across Ontario. The data is according to the website covid19tracker.ca and is accurate as of Saturday, April 3, 2021.

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KFL&A Public Health: 25 percent of adult population vaccinated

The following is a message to Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) residents from KFL&A Public Health regarding the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine: Today, marks a significant stage in our local vaccine roll out. With the tremendous support of multiple stakeholders and partners working together to administer vaccines,

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First COVID-19 vaccine dose completed for KFL&A retirement home residents

On Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021, KFL&A Public Health, along with community partners, completed administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 653 residents at 12 retirement homes in KFL&A. “With over 50,000 vaccinations administered in the region, we are all proud to have helped to protect KFL&A’s most vulnerable adults from

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Kingston business ‘Love Over COVID’ gets boost from Dr. Moore

Local entrepreneur Ken Foster has garnered attention since Dr. Kieran Moore wore one of his Love Over COVID t-shirts to his COVID-19 vaccination appointment yesterday. Foster, who said the tag line ‘Love is More Contagious than COVID’ came to him in the middle of the night about six months into

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Kingston’s Dr. Kieran Moore receives AstraZeneca vaccine

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, is sporting a brand new vaccination sticker. According to a news release from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&A Public Health), the COVID-19 shot was administered at the Amherstview Drugs Pharmacy. Dr. Moore received the AstraZeneca vaccine. “I feel hopeful

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Province expands COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Ontario government has announced the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will begin Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, with a larger number of residents now eligible to book their vaccination through participating pharmacies and via the provincial online booking system. In a media release on Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, the

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