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Long-term care homes to ease restrictions in line with Roadmap to Reopen

The province is making changes to enhance long-term residents’ quality of life in line with the move to Step Two of the government’s Roadmap to Reopen plan. Working with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and based on feedback from residents, their families, and other partners, the

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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 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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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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Update: COVID-19 outbreak at John M. Parrott Centre

Update (Monday, Mar. 29, 2021) No new COVID-19 cases detected at John M. Parrott Centre during outbreak Zero new cases of COVID-19 have been detected among staff, residents, or families connected to the John M. Parrott Centre since the facility declared an outbreak, according to the County of Lennox and

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First COVID-19 mass immunization clinic opens in Kingston

On Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, members of the media toured the recently set up COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at the INVISTA Centre just hours before the clinic opened to the public for the first time. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Dr. Moore explains discrepancies in vaccination rollout between regions

As we stay at home, watching the Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plans roll out, many in the KFL&A region are wondering why other Public Health regions in the province seem to be ahead of us. Indeed, some Ontario Health Units are taking bookings for vaccinations, while KFL&A awaits more doses of

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KHSC, KFL&A Public Health mitigate uncertainty in vaccine supply

Kingston Health Sciences Centre has confirmed that, as of Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the first 1,900 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive in the region have been administered. As per provincial guidelines, KHSC gave the vaccines to individuals in the first priority group in long-term care and high-risk retirement

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L&A Council praises volunteers and staff of the John M. Parrott Centre

The Lennox and Addington County Council commended the Chair of the John M. Parrott Centre Family Council, Gwen Babcock, at their virtual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.  The John M. Parrott Centre (JMPC) is a long term care home located in Napanee, which offers short and long term beds,

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Leading doctors answer questions about Kingston’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Following an announcement that Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) had administered its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, Kingstonist spoke with KHSC President & CEO Dr. David Pichora for more information on what to expect. Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, also

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