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Special Youth Vaccination Clinics for students in KFL&A region

May 28, 2021

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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), 

Please see the information provided below from KFL&A Public Health about the upcoming Special Youth Vaccination clinics for students aged 12 and over in the KFL&A region. ALCDSB is excited to be able to collaborate with our community partners to help keep our communities safe and healthy. Ensuring school staff and eligible students have the opportunity to get vaccinated will add to current measures to prevent spread of COVID-19.


Youth aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario. To ensure eligible youth have access to vaccines as soon as possible, KFL&A Public Health will be offering special youth vaccination clinics beginning the week of June 7 and continuing to June 28.

 

Vaccination clinics have been planned in different locations across the KFL&A region to ensure we reach eligible youth and their families and to provide clinic appointments at locations that are closest to them geographically, to increase access. We are accessing our existing mass immunization clinics in Kingston and Napanee. These clinics will be open to all eligible youth attending schools in Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington counties and their families. 

 

The Youth and Family Vaccination Clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine, which is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 12 to 17 years of age.  The second dose interval for youth will be shortened to 56 days, and these clinics will run from August 9 to August 22.  Appointments for the second dose will be arranged at your first clinic appointment.

 

How to book a first dose appointment at Youth and Family Vaccination Clinics

  • To make a vaccination appointment, please use the link provided in this letter.
  • Youth clinics will be held beginning on June 8 to June 28.
  • Please note you will need to be 12 years of age at the time of the appointment. 
  • Appointments are for parents/guardians as well as the youth and the link can accommodate different booking options. For example, youth only (if both parents/guardians are already immunized) or a parent/guardian with multiple eligible youth.

 KFL&A Public Health will monitor vaccine clinic appointments as well as the vaccine supply. Appointments and sites will be added to clinic schedules when the vaccine supply allows, so please check the clinic booking links often.

Youth and Family Vaccination Clinic: Appointment booking instructions and Link

1.       Book a First Dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

2.       Book one appointment for youth and add appointments for family members into available time slots.

3.       Please use this link https://cutt.ly/school-age to book your appointment at the Mass Immunization Clinics (MICs) at these locations.

  • Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC) – 16 McPherson Drive, Napanee
  • Kingston INVISTA Centre – 1350 Gardiners Road, Kingston
  • Kingston Memorial Centre – 303 York Street, Kingston

 

4.       Read and review the forms in the booking confirmation email carefully.

5.       To make informed decisions about getting vaccinated, please review the COVID-19 vaccine information provided in the links below. Please review the consent form as informed consent will be requested when booking an appointment electronically, as well as at the time of vaccination. You do not need to bring a paper copy of the consent form to your appointment.

 

 

6.       If you are unable to book online, please contact KFL&A Public Health at 343-477-0172 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 

What if I am not comfortable in a clinic setting, getting needles, or I cannot attend these clinics?

We know that some students may not be comfortable in a mass clinic setting, or may have some

worries about getting needles. If you or your child has special needs or concerns, please contact

KFL&A Public Health at 343-477-0172 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The team at KFL&A Public Health will do their best to make accommodations, if possible and help ease any worries.


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