Beginning Tuesday, November 23rd at 8:00am, the provincial booking site will be open to children in this age group. Families can also book at participating pharmacies, and select primary care providers.
To book an appointment online, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016).
Toronto Public Health's Team Toronto Kids rollout plan also includes school-based vaccine clinics to be announced soon, as well as 5 city-run clinics.
20,000 appointments availble at City immunization clinics between Nov. 25 and Dec. 5:
-Metro Toronto Convention Centre
-Scarborough Town Centre
-Mitchell Field Arena
Children aged five to 11 (and turning age five in 2021) will receive the paediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is a slightly modified, lower dose (one-third the amount given to individuals aged 12 and over), in a two-dose series at a recommended interval of eight weeks between first and second doses.
I know this will be a huge relief to many families.
If you have questions about the vaccine or the impacts of COVID on children in this age group, you can learn more here. There will also be a webinar of the vaccine hosted by CAMH on Tuesday at noon (more here) as well as three TO Public Health information sessions coming up (see below).
My colleagues and I in the Opposition continue to push for a robust public education and equity-focused outreach plan to boost uptake, and for the adding of the vaccine to the required list of school vaccines.