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Queen’s University to run vaccination clinic this week

Queen’s University will be hosting a Moderna vaccine clinic starting this week between Tuesday July 6th and Friday July 9th. The university is strongly encouraging all eligible students staff, staff and faculty to receive an immunization. Approximately 140 doses will be made available.

“Vaccines are one of the most effective ways of protecting you from infectious diseases. When you get vaccinated, you make your body stronger and more resistant to disease,” said Queen’s University in a statement. “ Vaccines approved for use in Canada have been extensively tested to make sure they are both safe and effective.”

Vaccines can be booked through the KFLA Public Health online booking tool and will be offered in the Mitchell Hall Atrium, outside of Student Wellness Services.

Appointments are available for students over the age of 18 who need their first dose or are eligible for their second dose, as listed on KFL&A Public Health COVID-19 website.

“If you are unable to get an appointment at the on-campus vaccine clinic and are currently living in Kingston, you can find additional COVID-19 vaccine appointment options, answers to frequently asked questions, on the Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health website,” wrote the Queen’s University’s student wellness services.

As of July 5th, there are 7 active COVID-19 cases in the region. 77.7 per cent of the Kingston population aged 12 and over have received at least one dose and 44 per cent have been fully vaccinated. Only 24.8 per cent of youth aged 18-25 are fully vaccination, the lowest vaccination rate of any other aged group.

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