Kid's COVID Vaccine To Become Available Locally In the Coming Week
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says now that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in children aged 5 to 11 years by Health Canada, it anticipates that the kids vaccine will be received locally in the coming week and the health until will promptly make it available by appointment only via local community clinics throughout Simcoe Muskoka, pharmacies and some primary care providers.
Dr. Charles Gardner, the health unit’s Medical Officer of Health says “Getting 5-to-11-year-olds vaccinated is safe and the most effective way to protect them from COVID-19. This is the next major step in our efforts, locally and beyond, to protect children and the broader community from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The health unit says the vaccine can also help safeguard against the disruptions to schooling and extra-curricular activities and the social isolation that children have experienced during the pandemic.
Information for parents and caregivers about the vaccine is available on the health unit’s website, including how and where to get the vaccine, answers to frequently asked questions, and helpful resources about making the vaccination experience a positive one for your child.