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KFL&A Board of Health votes on drug decriminalization, provides pandemic response update

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health heard from Integrated Care Hub (ICH) staff, voted in support of drug decriminalization, and provided a COVID-19 update at its meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2021. Dr. Lindsay Bowthorpe highlighted current vaccination rates and presented an overview of infection

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KFL&A Public Health seeks no-fault compensation for adverse effects of vaccines

The success of most vaccination campaigns depends upon wide-spread immunization of populations. While vaccines are safe and effective, sometimes unwanted or unexpected health effects can occur. Vaccination is among public health’s greatest achievements in terms of reducing the illness and death associated with disease, according to a release from KFL&A

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Public Health nurse shares details of work on COVID-19 cases

Since the start of the pandemic, Public Health nurse Heather Dickson has spoken to hundreds of people that either have, or know someone with, COVID-19. She is one of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health’s team of contact tracers. Making daily calls to active COVID-19 cases in self-isolation,

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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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KFL&A Public Health asking province to ease tour boat capacity limits

Kingston & the Islands Boatlines Ltd (KIBL) also known as Kingston Destination Group, has requested the support of Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health in an appeal to the Provincial government. They’re asking Ontario to loosen the COVID-19 capacity restrictions on their fleet of tour boats. Speaking at

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Local researcher produces COVID-19 prediction modelling for KFL&A

Members of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Board reviewed COVID-19 predictions for the area at their October monthly meeting. Megan Carter, a PhD and research associate at Queen’s University, presented the modelling on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Working with Dr. Troy Day, a professor in the Department

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