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COVID-19 data reporting, current outbreaks, Homecoming, and flu shots: Dr. Guan’s final update to the KFL&A community

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, provided his final regular COVID-19 update to the local media on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. “This will be my last COVID-19 update in the acting MOH role, I believe. Next week, Dr.

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Public Health urges vigilance as winter approaches

Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH) started his online press update with a big “thank you” today. Guan congratulated the community for its continued efforts, and reminded everyone to keep their guards up and continue to follow protocols.

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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 Public Health Board hears COVID-19 update

Members of the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Board received a COVID-19 community update from Queen’s University medical student Jonathan Cook at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Cook explained the provincial trends observed for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that cases

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When & how Kingston health care providers get the influenza vaccine

UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 The Kingstonist has learned that McKesson Canada, a major distributor of the flu vaccine to Kingston pharmacies, has fully depleted their inventory for the season. “Over the past few days, we have received many requests for additional supply,” wrote Tim Smith, a Senior Vice-President at

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KFL&A Public Health urges residents to get their influenza immunization

The time to get influenza vaccines is now, before the influenza season starts, according to KFL&A Public Health. The sooner that a person is immunized against influenza, the sooner they are protected from this contagious and potentially dangerous illness, according to a release dated Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.  It is also

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Public Health wants more influenza vaccine, assessment centre expansion come fall

Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, said he is waiting to find out whether Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) will receive critical additional doses of influenza vaccine this fall. “We have not heard whether the government has purchased any additional influenza vaccine for this coming respiratory

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KFL&A Public Health releases tips to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health released new information on preventing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. As health officials across the country and around the globe continue work to control the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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‘Low risk’ for novel coronavirus in community, public health officials say

Although there are two cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Canada – one confirmed and one presumptive – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is advising local residents that the risk of the virus in our community is still low. The new (or ‘novel’) virus was identified

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Local Health Unit advises residents of upcoming flu season

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public is reminding residents — particularly children, seniors, and those with chronic illnesses — of publicly-funded influenza vaccinations in advance of flu season. The Health Unit is recommending the influenza vaccination for anyone aged six months or older, but particularly for those aged 65

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