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First talk for KFPL’s Navigating the News series deals with vaccination

The first instalment of Navigating the News, a new monthly talk at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), will feature a discussion on vaccinations led by two doctors who are part of the Queen’s University Pubic Health and Preventative Medicine program. The library said that vaccination is on a lot

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Shelley Sayle-Udall, PPC

Raised here in Kingston, Shelley Sayle-Udall (People’s Party of Canada – PPC) is a mental health therapist, currently working with Maltby Centre. As a mother and mental health care professional, her concerns regarding mental health challenges, particularly in children, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic inspired her involvement in federal

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Dr. Guan: Covid’s fourth wave has begun, get the vaccine

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has begun in the region and vaccination is the best protection you can have — These were two of the main takeaways from a press call with Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A)

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KFL&A Public Health: Act now to get vaccinated for back to school

Now is the time to get your first dose in order to be fully vaccinated in time for back to school in September, says Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.  With a 21 day wait period between first

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Ontario government plans for ‘slow, measured’ reopening

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to announce what they referred to as a “slow, measured” reopening of the Province. “Five weeks ago, I spoke to you

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COVID-19 risk has ‘never been so high’ in region after construction site outbreak

Approximately two-thirds of recent COVID-19 cases reported in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the recent outbreak at the Cataraqui Heights construction site, according to the local Public Health Unit. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health explained the impact of

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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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