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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

How to Schedule a Pediatric COVID Vaccination Dose in Ontario

How to Schedule a Pediatric COVID Vaccination Dose in Ontario

Key Takeaways:

  • Ontario will start accepting reservations for the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday for children aged six months to under five.
  • Registration for the immunizations will start at 8 a.m. on Thursday. To receive a dosage, a child must have parental or guardian consent.
  • In a statement released last week, Dr. Kieran Moore, the chief medical officer of health for Ontario, reiterated the safety of COVID immunizations.

On Thursday, Ontario will begin taking reservations for the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged six months to under five.

The province announced in a statement last week that they will be able to receive a pediatric Moderna COVID-19 vaccination that is a lower dose (half that provided to kids aged six to 11 yrs old) in a 2-dose series.

It is advised to wait eight weeks between doses.

Health Minister Sylvia Jones stated, “Families will have the chance to provide an additional layer of protection towards COVID-19 for the youngest members of their families with the approval of a lower dose pediatric Moderna vaccine.”

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The best defense against COVID-19 is still vaccination, so I urge parents who have questions to speak with their doctor, the Provincial Vaccine Contact Center, or the SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service before deciding for their family.

On Thursday, registration for the vaccinations will begin at 8 a.m. A youngster must have parental or guardian permission to receive a dosage.

The booking procedure is mostly unchanged from past instances when the province increased eligibility.

By calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Center at 1-833-943-3900, appointments can be scheduled using the province’s online COVID-19 vaccine gateway.

Appointments can also be arranged through some public health units’ booking systems, which some of them employ.

The vaccinations will also be made available at participating pharmacies and vaccination clinics run by Indigenous people.

How to Schedule a Pediatric COVID Vaccine Dosage in Ontario
How to Schedule a Pediatric COVID Vaccine Dosage in Ontario. Image from The Star

Finally, participating pediatricians and primary care doctors are still an option.

Dr. Kieran Moore, the chief medical officer of health for Ontario, reaffirmed the safety of COVID vaccinations in a statement made last week.

He claimed that while most infected kids show no signs or minor symptoms, some can get “extremely sick.”

The doctor added that even if a kid has already had COVID-19, the immunization will further enhance the immune response and offer more powerful protection.

“I urge every parent and caregiver to think about immunizing and protecting their younger children, especially if they are immunocompromised or have other critical medical concerns,” the author says.

As of this Thursday, immunocompromised people between the ages of 12 and 17 can schedule a fifth COVID-19 shot if at least 6 months have passed after their fourth.

Source: Global News

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