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AstraZeneca vaccine now available to 40+ age group

In Ontario, a new age group will have access to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Those aged 40 and older are now able to sign up to receive their vaccines at pharmacies and primary care settings beginning Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021. “As we continue to fight COVID-19, we are doing everything

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Province extending stay-at-home orders, tightening restrictions

The current emergency declaration and stay-at-home orders will be extend by two weeks, for a total of six weeks under the restrictions, which will now continue into May 2021. The announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford at a delayed press conference on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021. No press release

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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COVID worries rise for Wolfe Islanders as tourist season approaches

With the typical tourist season approaching, a Wolfe Island business owner is hoping more can be done to curb the number of tourists visiting the Island heading into a second pandemic summer. “We have an unusually high number of at-risk individuals, meaning they’re older or health compromised,” Mike Bromley, owner

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Kingston leads the way in COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita

As we enter the first week of the provincially-mandated lockdown, it appears that the KFL&A region has at least one thing to celebrate: the most number of administered vaccines per capita across Ontario. The data is according to the website covid19tracker.ca and is accurate as of Saturday, April 3, 2021.

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Dr. Moore provides update on COVID-19 variant of concern in KFL&A

On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health announced a COVID-19 variant of concern had been detected within the population of the KFL&A region. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, variants of the virus have been detected around the world. Here in KFL&A, this case, announced

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Adverse vaccine side effects expected to be ‘one in a million’

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore says he wants the federal government to make it easier for people to get compensation if they experience adverse side effects from vaccination. “At present in most of Canada except for Quebec, if you have an adverse event associated with immunization…. you

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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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The clarity and hope of COVID-19

It has been almost three months since I wrote a column for the local press. Between balancing my day job as a supply teacher and role as a city councillor; renovating then selling my financée’s house as we prepare for marriage; planning a wedding; and trying to keep up some

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