COVID-19 vaccination has now started for children ages 5 to 11 years.
Health Canada has approved the use of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11. Ottawa Public Health is working with CHEO, Kids Come First, physicians and families to support vaccination for this age group.
To be eligible, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016). As of November 23, children aged five to 11 will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal and contact centre, directly through public health units using their own booking system and participating pharmacies.
More Information For more information about vaccination in adults or WCFHT's COVID-19 preparedness and response, click here.
HOW WILL VACCINES BE ADMINISTERED? As of November 23, children aged five to 11 are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or a participating pharmacy. Public health is planning to organize a number of mass vaccination clinics at various locations. Please consult your public health unit for the most up to date information. We will also continue to provide updates by email, facebook, twitter, and our website, as they become available.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A COVID-19 VACCINE AT THIS TIME? Residents ages 5 and older are eligible for vaccination and can now schedule their appointment online. Find out more here: COVID-19 Vaccination in Ontario.
IS THE WCFHT ADMINISTERING COVID-19 VACCINES? We are not administering the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. We will continue to update patients via the newsletter and website as information becomes available. It is encouraged that patients receive the first vaccine that is offered to them and not delay. All patients 5 and older are now eligible.
CAN I BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST? We are not managing a wait list. Eligible patients will be contacted as more information becomes available.