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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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Public Health warns of high risk of drug overdose in KFL&A

An extremely toxic batch of drugs circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, prompting the local Health Unit to issue a warning to local residents. According to Public Health, drug toxicology reports from recent weeks indicate the presence of fentanyl, carfentanil, and benzodiazepine analogues in the local

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OPP warn of opioid danger after suspected overdose in Napanee

The Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public to consider the potentially-lethal consequences of opioid use after police attended a residence in the Napanee Township last week in relation to a suspected opioid overdose. This case, along with others of the past year,

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Public Health warns of toxic batch of drugs still circulating in KFL&A

Earlier this month, KFL&A Public Health issued a warning to residents about a toxic batch of drugs circulating in Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington and Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Today, Friday Dec. 11, 2020, Public Health has issued another media release to inform residents in KFL&A that the

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Public Health warns of toxic batch of drugs in KFL&A, Hastings and PEC

KFL&A Public Health is warning residents of a toxic batch of drugs circulating in Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington and Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Recent reports indicate an increase in overdose-related 9-1-1 calls. Initial reports from Hastings and Prince Edward Counties indicate that drugs may be contaminated with

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Public Health: multiple drug-involved overdoses observed in recent weeks

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is once again warning residents of a toxic batch of drugs circulating in the area.  According to Tia Maatta, Public Health Promoter for KFL&A Public Health, they’ve seen multiple overdoses in the past several weeks. “We are convinced there is a heightened

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OPP release report on the impact opioids are having within the province

A report, released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), highlights province-wide trends, statistics, and impacts of opiods in OPP policed communities The 2019 Opioids and Overdoses: Impacts and Strategies report contains information outlining opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies as well as a progress report on previous priorities, according to

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KFL&A Public Health reports increase in drug-involved overdoses

KFL&A Public Health is warning residents of a toxic batch of drugs circulating in the KFL&A area. Increases in overdoses have been noted in emergency departments, 9-1-1 calls for overdoses, and local harm reduction programs, Public Health said in a release dated Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020. Initial reports indicate that

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COVID-19 ‘absolutely’ a contributing factor to overdose rise in KFL&A

Public Health Nurse Rhonda Lovell said COVID-19 is “absolutely” a contributing factor to the rise of overdoses in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) public health region this year. For the past three years, Lovell has worked on the opioid overdose portfolio at KFL&A. “We are at an intersection

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Public Health reports increase in drug overdoses in KFL&A

A toxic batch of drugs is circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) area, and the local health unit wants residents to be aware. According to KFL&A Public Health, increased numbers of overdoses have been noted in emergency departments, as well as through 911 calls and local harm

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KFL&A Public Health warns of presence of carfentanil and fentanyl locally

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has issued a warning regarding the increased potential for illicit drugs being contaminated with fentanyl and carfentanil. “Since February 2019, local data has identified an increase in the presence of carfentanil and fentanyl circulating in the KFL&A community, which may be contaminating

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