12 year-olds from Pickering to Bowmanville to get Pfizer vaccine

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Published August 18, 2021 at 5:31 pm

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Durham youth born in 2009 and turning 12 years old this year will be able to receive a Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine at a mass immunization, mobile or pop-up clinic, starting today.

There will also be vaccination clinics in local schools this fall, with updated information provided by www.durham.ca/covidvaccines when available.

High-risk residents that are eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine won’t be booking the booster through Durham Region’s Health Department, but instead will be contacted by their health care provider for more information.

On August 17, the Province announced several actions to increase protection for vulnerable populations, including mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policies in high-risk settings; pausing the province’s exit from the Roadmap to Reopen; providing third doses of COVID-19 vaccine to select vulnerable populations at highest-risk; providing vaccination clinics in or nearby schools; and expanding eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine to children 12-and-under.

Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham’s chief Medical Officer of Health, is still encouraging all residents to get vaccinated, noting that 27 per cent of all Durham citizens remain unvaccinated.

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