COVID-19: Deadline for Second Dose Nearing in Time for Christmas – Kingston | The Canadian News

As the weather continues to cool and we slowly approach the winter holiday season, vaccination can often be a deciding factor on the guest list for family gatherings.

Friday was the last day for unvaccinated people in Ontario to receive their first dose to ensure they will be eligible for their second dose and full COVID-19 vaccination by Christmas.

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Friday’s deadline also coincided with a milestone in Kingston, as 90 percent of the eligible KFL & A population have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.6 percent have received. two doses.

KFL & A Public Health Medical Officer Dr. Piotr Oglaza expressed his pride in the Kingston community in a statement about the milestone last Friday.

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“The partnerships and commitment of staff and volunteers, health care agencies, primary care providers, pharmacies, schools and municipalities are remarkable and reflect the strength of our community,” says Oglaza. “This high level of vaccination will reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community and prevent hospitalizations and deaths.”

Public Health goes on to say that it will take a few more months to vaccinate all remaining eligible residents, but plans are underway to organize vaccination clinics.

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It will also focus on people between the ages of five and 11, when vaccines are approved for that age group.

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For those who have received their first injection, a second dose should be administered at least two weeks before their holiday gatherings to ensure full vaccination status.

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