Large Vaccine Supply Available for 12 Years of Age and Older
Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021 10:30 AM
Kingston – Getting fully vaccinated is the most important thing KFL&A residents can do to prevent future waves of COVID-19. While case rates are stable in the region, building community immunity is essential to avoid an increase in cases as we move into Step 3 and resume indoor activities and gathering in larger groups. To protect our community, as many residents as possible must get fully vaccinated against the virus.
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Get Fully Vaccinated As Soon As Possible!
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 09:15 AM
Kingston—KFL&A Public Health is pleased to share that over 278,000 vaccinations have been administered in the region. In total, almost 80 per cent of individuals 12 years of age and older have received at least their first dose and 60 per cent of this same age group are fully vaccinated.
“Over the next two weeks with an increased vaccine supply for those 12 years of age and older, we are on target to fully vaccinate over 85 per cent of our eligible population,” said Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate...
Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreak on Davies 5 Unit at Kingston General Hospital Site
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2021 07:45 AM
Kingston - On Monday, July 5, 2021, KFL&A Public Health officially declared a COVID-19 outbreak on Davies 5 unit at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
KFL&A Public Health indicates that individuals who attended (visited) Davies 5 unit at the Kingston General Hospital between June 22 to July 5, 2021, may have been exposed to COVID-19. KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who have not been contacted by KFL&A Public Health related to this exposure to...
KFL&A Public Health Recovering from Cyber Security Incident
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 09:00 AM
Kingston - KFL&A Public Health is working to resolve its information technology (IT) systems after experiencing a cyber security incident on the morning of Friday, June 25, that blocked access to the agency’s servers.
“As a precautionary measure, the agency’s IT team immediately took all systems offline and began an investigation,” said Linda Murray, Chief Executive Officer at KFL&A Public Health. “It was determined the issue was the result of a cyber security incident. We retained leading...
KFL&A’s Vaccination Strategy Update
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2021 11:00 AM
Kingston—Today, marks a significant milestone in our local vaccine roll out. With the tremendous support of multiple stakeholders and partners working together to administer vaccines, KFL&A Public Health is pleased and grateful to share that over a quarter of a million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the region. In total, 77.8 per cent of individuals 12 years of age and older have received their first dose and 44.5 per cent of these individuals are fully vaccinated.
KFL&A Public Health Target of Cyber Security Incident
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 08:15 AM
On the morning of Friday, June 25, KFL&A Public Health discovered it was the target of a cyber security incident affecting the agency’s servers, rendering them inaccessible and resulting in an information technology (IT) outage. The agency’s IT department took direct steps to prevent additional exposure.
“We have activated the agency’s Incident Management System to limit business operation disruptions and to prioritize reinstating IT services to essential public health programs and services,”...
KFL&A Public Health Issues Heat Warning
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 08:00 AM
Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Monday June 28 through to Tuesday June 29, 2021 possibly continuing overnight Tuesday. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death.
This warning is in effect for all areas within Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Counties.
High Risk of Drug Poisoning in KFL&A
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 05:00 PM
KINGSTON – KFL&A Public Health is warning residents that an extremely toxic batch of drugs is circulating in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. Drug toxicology reports from recent weeks indicate the presence of fentanyl in the local drug supply. Overdoses may occur instantly and result in prolonged sedation, incontinence and disorientation that can last for hours. Partners have recently observed beige/yellow coloured drugs that are resulting in complex overdoses requiring multiple doses...
KFL&A Public Health Urges Vaccination with First Available mRNA Vaccine
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 08:00 AM
Napanee –Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) supports and confirms ‘mixing mRNA vaccines’ or vaccine interchangeability is safe and effective. Moderna and Pfizer are both mRNA vaccines that work in the same way and are considered interchangeable.
“I feel hopeful in being part of the solution to put an end to this pandemic,” said Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health. “Being fully vaccinated is the greatest protection you can have...
Delay in Pfizer Vaccine Shipment Affects Clinics in the KFL&A Region
Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:30 PM
Kingston –KFL&A Public Health is reporting that Ontario’s Pfizer vaccine delivery that was expected on Monday, June 21 has been delayed by two to three days. As a result of the Pfizer vaccine delay, any youth aged 12 to 17 years that have clinic appointments on Tuesday June 22, Wednesday June 23, and possibly Thursday June 24, 2021, will by contacted by KFL&A Public Health and rebooked to another clinic later in the week.
We encourage all individuals 18 years of age and older to keep your...