Booster vaccines available for kids ages 5 to 11 in Milton, Oakville, Burlington


Published August 31, 2022 at 3:34 pm

Halton Public Health has opened booster COVID-19 shots for kids aged 5 to 11 in Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills.

Following provincial direction, it is recommended that five to 11 year olds receive their first booster six months (or 168 days) after completing their primary series. Children who are immunocompromised and received a three dose primary series are recommended to receive their first booster six months (or 168 days) after their third dose of their primary series.

Appointments (no walk-ins) are available starting Thursday, Sept. 1, at Halton Region Pediatric Clinics in locations across the region. Residents should check Halton’s Vaccine Clinics webpage regularly as dates and locations may change from week to week. Additional appointments are added regularly. Appointments are also available through the Provincial booking system, participating primary care providers and pharmacies.

“The availability of COVID-19 booster doses for children 5-11 years of age is an important layer of protection, especially as children head back to school and participate in more indoor activities,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s medical officer of health. “I encourage parents and guardians to ensure your child is up to date with all vaccine doses they are eligible for.”

Parents and guardians with questions are encouraged to speak with their health care provider or contact the COVID-19 Vaccine consult service offered through SickKids.

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine and links to reputable resources, visit the region’s website.

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