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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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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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