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Local Medical Officer of Health to Host Virtual COVID-19 Info Session for Parents

PORT HOPE, ON (September 21, 2021) Concerned about COVID-19? Wondering when a vaccine will be available for children? Unsure about how we can protect the health of young people during a fourth wave?

These and other topics will be addressed at an upcoming Back to Class Q&A virtual information session hosted by local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Natalie Bocking. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit invites interested parents, grandparents, guardians, and caregivers to attend the following:

  • WHAT: Back to Class Q&A with Dr. Bocking
  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, from 7-8 pm
  • WHERE: Virtual event livestreamed on Health Unit’s YouTube Channel
    ( For more details and to pre-submit questions for the session, click here. A video recording of the session will also be available after the event.

Dr. Bocking will provide an overview about the current COVID-19 situation, the status of COVID-19 vaccines for children and youth, and much more. During the virtual session, the Medical Officer of Health will also respond to pre-submitted questions from participants.

Anyone interested in posing questions to Dr. Bocking for the virtual session can pre-submit them by noon on September 28. Questions can be submitted electronically by visiting the Health Unit’s Back to Class Q&A web page.

“We know there are many questions that parents and guardians have about COVID-19 now that school is back this fall,” says Dr. Bocking. “We ask people to submit their questions and attend this virtual session as it will be very informative and helpful to address any concerns and clear up confusion.”

Protecting students from COVID-19 is a collective responsibility between families, schools, public health, and the broader community. “We all need to do our part to continue taking precautions against COVID-19, and this includes staying safe and being well-informed,” Dr. Bocking adds.


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