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Public Health Units Issuing Alert for Non-Prescription Fentanyl

March 10, 2017


Public Information Session

KFL&A Public Health is hosting a parent/caregiver information night on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to speak to parents/caregivers on the opioid situation in KFL&A, to answer questions and concerns on how to keep their children safe.  The event will begin with arrival 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. with refreshments and community partner displays providing information and resources for families.   Presentations beginning at 7:00 p.m. followed by the opportunity for parents to meet with various community partners in attendance to address the needs they might have for information or resources, as a family. The event will occur in the LCVI cafetorium.

The KFL&A and HPE Public Health Units are issuing an alert to communities confirming that non-prescription fentanyl is in both jurisdictions. The Public Health Units are sending an immediate communication to ensure that the community is aware. Please note that the Public Health Units are working on additional strategies to support communities including: community forums, training sessions, a social media campaign and print media.

Please find below letters from the Medical Officers of Health (MOH) and fact Sheets for Parents/Student/Educators from both the KFL&A and HPE Public Health Units.

The Public Health Units are available to take questions from the public and their contact information is contained in the letters from the Medical Officers of Health.

2017-03-06-Opioid Parent Alert Fact Sheet.pdf

2017-03-06-Opioid Student Fact Sheet.pdf

2017-03-06-Opioid Teacher Alert Fact Sheet.pdf

2017-03-07-MOH Opioid Letter to Schools_final.pdf

Fentanyl Fact Sheet Alert Discussion for Educators FINAL.pdf

Fentanyl Fact Sheet for Parents FINAL.pdf

Fentanyl Fact Sheet for Students FINAL.pdf

Fentanyl ltr.pdf


For more information, please visit

KFL&A Public Health

Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health