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Ontario government announces COVID-19 vaccination certification policy

Citing the recent practices and policies of many other provinces and jurisdictions, the Ontario government will roll out a COVID-19 “enhanced vaccine certificate and verification app,” the province announced on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. The announcement also included a new requirement that people be fully vaccinated and provide proof of

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Province announces mandatory vaccination policies, third doses for vulnerable populations

High-risk settings will need to enforce mandatory vaccination policies, and third doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be made available for those at the highest risk due to the virus, according to the Province of Ontario. The announcement, made by Kingston’s own Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for

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KHSC healthcare workers less than 75 per cent compliant with COVID-19 immunization policy

In late July, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the governing body overseeing two of the largest hospitals in Kingston, announced plans for instituting a “COVID-19 immunization policy.” Those plans allowed healthcare workers at KHSC hospitals and sites to opt for one of three options by no later than Friday, Jul.

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KFL&A Board of Health Meets for last planned meeting before Fall 2021

The Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health’s June meeting was hosted by virtual conference on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021. Doctor Lindsay Bowthorpe, Resident Physician in the Queen’s University Public Health and Preventative Medicine Program, gave an update on the state of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kingston,

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Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hugh Guan, provides COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington: Meet Dr. Hugh Guan, the region’s current acting Medical Officer of Health after Dr. Kieran Moore moved into the position of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer. Previously, Guan served as the Director of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Environmental Health Division at KFL&A Public Health. He

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Queen’s researchers work to make Resilient Kingston, helping economic and social recovery post COVID-19

A group of researchers from Queen’s University worked with the City of Kingston, discovering resilience in community members and proposing more ways to reach better social and economic recovery post-pandemic. The project is a part of the 2020-21 Ph.D. Community Initiative (PhD-CI), which is facilitated by Queen’s University School of

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COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 to 17: decried by Sloan, advised by Public Health

While both federal and provincial health authorities pursue a rigorous vaccine offensive against the spread of COVID-19, there are still those who question the efficacy and safety of the vaccination program.   “Please sign my e-petition to suspend these injections for children under the age of 18 until adequate, peer-reviewed, published

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Dr. Moore on past, present, and future steps

More than 67 per cent of adults over 18 years of age in the region have now had their first vaccination dose against COVID-19, according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health during a media conference on Thursday, Jun.

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COVID-19 protocols have nearly eradicated flu, other viruses

Covid protocols such as masking, social distancing, and increased hygiene have practically eliminated the other nasty viruses that normal bog down the Canadian healthcare system. This was according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, and soon to be Chief

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KFL&A becoming ‘safer and safer every day’: Dr.Moore

Active community participation in vaccination programs, COVID testing, and best practices have contributed to another week of positive outcomes in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, & Addington Public Health Unit area. “I want to thank the community that’s come forward and gotten tested and all those that have stepped forward and

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KFL&A Public Health Board members ‘fully endorse’ in-person learning

Members of the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Board unanimously approved a motion “fully endorsing” students’ return to in-person learning as soon as possible. “We fully endorse (students) returning to school, in particular in our region where our incidence of disease is low,” said Dr. Kieran

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Dr. Kieran Moore offers positive update on COVID-19 status in KFL&A

After a boom in cases as Kingston and the area experienced its third wave of COVID-19, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health had a positive outlook during a media call on Friday, May 21, 2021. “We’ve had only three new

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