With the majority of eligible residents in the region having already received their booster dose, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) will be closing its mass immunization clinics.
'This is an opportunity for transformation'
“If given the chance to start over, I don’t know that I would go into nursing now,” says Bonnie Kennedy, a Kawartha Lakes resident who retired from nursing after more than 40 years in the profession.
Now the hope is that government will also come through
The Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that the community has reached its goal to raise $1 million for the new Summit Wellness Centre.
A group calling itself Rise Up Kawartha saw about 40-50 people attend a downtown gathering in Lindsay today to protest vaccines and lockdowns.
A recent increase in the number of opioid overdoses in the area is prompting the local Health Unit to sound the alarm.
Kawartha Lakes council voted unanimously to donate $1 million to the Ross Memorial Foundation capital fundraising campaign for 2021.
As booster shot eligibility is now lowered to 50, the local health unit’s medical officer of health, Dr. Natalie Bocking, says it’s not a surprise another shot is now needed to fight against COVID-19.