COVID-19: Vaccination starts on Tuesday for children aged 5 to 11 in London-Middlesex – London
Days after Health Canada authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) announced that parents and guardians Locals will be able to start making appointments for their young children. starting Tuesday.
MLHU officials said the medical unit’s appointment booking portal will begin accepting appointments starting at 8 a.m., MLHU officials said in a media release Monday — which has been released for some time. shortly after the Ontario government announced a similar move to the province’s reservation system.
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years old in Ontario can be booked starting Tuesday
Children who are about to turn 5 years old before the end of the school year are also eligible for this vaccine, the health unit said. The first appointments are expected to take place over the weekend.
The vaccine will require two doses of 10 micrograms each for children aged five to 11 years – a third of the adult dose. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends two doses eight weeks apart.
In a statement, the area’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Alex Summers, said the health unit had been planning for weeks to turn the Western Fair Agriplex and Mount Brydges immunization sites into “welcome environments.” pick up the kids” and prepare resources for parents. Who may have questions.
“We know a lot of parents are very enthusiastic about getting their kids protected against COVID-19 as soon as possible; and we also know there are parents who have questions they want answered,” Summers said.
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Children attending mass vaccination sites will be greeted with brightly colored banners, stickers on the floor encouraging social distancing and a “stress star” they can strangle, along with activities activities and family groups where they will receive the COVID-19 shot, the health unit said.
More information can be found on the medical unit’s website. Those wishing to make an appointment can also call 226-289-3560 between 9am and 5pm
According to the health unit, nearly 90% of people 12 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.7% have received two doses.
Many children 12 to 17 years of age were vaccinated, with 93.8% receiving one dose and 89.7% receiving two doses.
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