COVID-19: 17,100 doses of children’s vaccine arrive in Guelph

Guelph’s public health unit announced Tuesday that the first batch of 17,100 doses of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in the city.

Approximately 10,500 children aged five to 11 in Guelph are eligible for the vaccine.

The agency also covers Wellington County with 7,500 eligible children and Dufferin County with 5,500 eligible children.

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says its immediate vaccination target is about 70% of the eligible population, while their overall goal is 90% of children vaccinated against COVID-19.

Guelph Family Health Group said it will be providing COVID-19 vaccines for children at Stone Road Mall.

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The clinic is scheduled to open on Thursday and will remain open until December 16.

Doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners will staff the clinic, located near the escalators and elevators downstairs, from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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COVID-19: Provinces across Canada start vaccinating children aged 5-11

COVID-19: Provinces across Canada start vaccinating children aged 5-11

In a series of tweets, public health urged parents to contact their primary care provider first to see if they would vaccinate their children.

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If a child does not have a primary care provider or they have confirmed that they do not vaccinate children, an appointment can be made using the public health online booking portal.

Some pharmacies also offer vaccines for children.

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