COVID-19 vaccine bookings for children under five opening in Ontario next week

COVID-19 vaccine bookings for children six months to five years old are set to open across Ontario next week.

The province announced that appointments will become available as of Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

Over the next several days, paediatric vaccines will be distributed across the province and will be available through public health unit clinics, as well as participating paediatricians, primary care providers and pharmacies.

“The approval of a lower dose paediatric Moderna vaccine will give families the opportunity to provide an additional layer of protection against COVID-19 for the youngest members of their families,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

Parents and caregivers will be able to book appointments on the COVID-19 vaccination portal, Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, directly through public health units using their own booking systems, participating primary care providers and paediatricians.

Also, participating pharmacies and Indigenous-led vaccination clinics will hold availability.

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