Appointments Available Starting Friday For Kids 5-11

Appointments Available Starting Friday For Kids 5-11

Posted: 2021-11-24 07:49:20 By: thebay

The health unit says parents can now book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination for their child(ren) aged five to 11 years through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre. Public health community clinics in Simcoe Muskoka will be open for booked appointments starting Friday.

Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health says “Evidence shows us that the vaccine is 91 per cent effective at preventing COVID-19 in children in this age group and has the additional benefit of helping to safeguard against the disruptions to schooling and extra-curricular activities and the social isolation that children have experienced during the pandemic.”

In addition to the community clinic locations, the vaccine is also available at participating pharmacies and the Ontario GO-VAXX bus. Individuals can also check with their primary care provider to see if they are offering vaccination.