The cold season is rapidly approaching and people will soon be spending more time indoors to escape the elements.
This is the perfect scenario for the spread of respiratory diseases such as influenza and COVID-19.
Fortunately, pharmacist Bachan Patel says both vaccines are starting to arrive.
“We received the package yesterday. It was a small shipment, but we have booked the entire shipment so far,” Patel told Global Kingston.
Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health Unit says the vaccine rollout will be similar to past years, starting with those deemed to be at higher risk than the general population.
“Currently, people under the age of 5 or over the age of 65, residents of long-term care, health care workers, and pregnant women are eligible for vaccination,” said KFL&A Public Health Manager Brian Larkin. ” he said. vaccine.
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KFL&A Public Health recommends everyone get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Larkin said the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and influenza vaccines will be available to the public starting October 30th.
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