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Parents urged to get youth vaccinated against COVID-19

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The time is right for area youth to get vaccinated against COVID-19, says a media release from the local health unit.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is encouraging youth aged 12 to 17 years to get vaccinated against COVID-19 during the month of June. Based on the province’s schedule for second doses, youth vaccinated this month will be eligible to receive their second dose in August, ensuring they are fully vaccinated when school resumes in September.

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Health unit encourages caution with move to reopening

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As the province lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions for some stores, services and activities in coming days, the local health unit asks people to continue staying safe every step of the way. 

As of 12:01 am on Friday (June 11), Ontario will enter Step 1 of its Roadmap to Reopen. In this first step, non-essential retailers will be able to reopen for limited in-person shopping, limited outdoor dining on restaurant patios will be allowed, more outdoor activities like camping, fitness classes and religious services can resume, and outdoor gathering sizes will double to up to 10 people.

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Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads

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Bocking recommends against ORVs on roads
Dr. Natalie Bocking says ORV use should be restricted to trails.

Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health for Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, recommended to council that ORVs be restricted to “trail use only.”

“There are many people in the city passionate about the issue of ORV usage,” Bocking said, but at public health “our mandate is to promote and protect the health of residents.”

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New Family Health Team leader for Kawartha Lakes

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Aasif Khakoo will be joining the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team next month as its new executive director.

“The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team Board of Directors wish to extend a sincere welcome to Aasif. We are very happy to have him join our Family Health Team and we look forward to working with him.” said Dr. Peter Anderson, FHT board president.

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RMH reaches 25,000 inoculations of vaccines

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Today, Ross Memorial Hospital celebrated 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine being administered to members of the community at the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Katie Richardson, of Bethany, received the 25,000 dose on Friday morning. Richardson, 29, and her fiancé Alex Gambino, 29, were given their vaccines by Ross Memorial’s Lorah Otter, a Registered Practical Nurse.

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Outbreak at correction centre driving local COVID numbers up

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Outbreak at correction centre driving local COVID numbers up

Over the weekend, the Health Unit was notified of 88 confirmed cases within Kawartha Lakes – 67 of which are related to a Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) outbreak.

The number of local active COVID-19 cases has increased substantially after the confirmation of additional cases of COVID-19 at the jail.

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More opportunities for local vaccinations as supply ramps up

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With an increase in the amount of vaccine being received locally, area residents now have more options to get their COVID-19 vaccination, according to a media release from the local health unit.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) has been notified that it will receive more vaccine in the coming weeks and as a result, the Health Unit has increased the number of clinics it will be offering throughout May.

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RMH nurses urge compassion and say ‘stay strong’ in pandemic’s expected final phase

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L to R: Lisa Falls, Katie Oliver, and Sandy Macey, registered nurses in the OR.

Lisa Falls always dreamed of becoming a nurse from the earliest age. An RN for 22 years at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, she says she has many great memories in her long career.

“Recently, we did surgery on one of my children’s old teachers, and I was lucky enough to be with her during her surgery. She made a blog post which mentioned how I was just like an angel when she was there in the operating room, and when she was about to go to sleep, she was so scared and I held her hand…It was just really nice. I was in tears,” reading that, says Falls.

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