Brampton hospital hosting special vax clinic for kids with complex medical conditions

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Published June 15, 2021 at 2:42 pm


Brampton Civic Hospital is hosting a special, one-day COVID-19 vaccine clinic for medically complex kids.

At this one-day clinic, being held Tuesday, June 22, from 3 to 7 p.m., eligible individuals 12–17 years of age will receive their first or second dose (if the first dose was administered on or before May 9) of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the only vaccine currently authorized for use in this age group.

Family and pediatric physicians will be on-site to help administer the vaccine and answer any questions.

Eligible individuals, along with one caregiver, can be identified by their family physician, specialist and/or Osler clinic to be prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the medically complex clinic.

Examples of medically complex conditions include:

  • Down syndrome;
  • Autism spectrum disorder;
  • Chromosomal syndromes;
  • Physical limitations such as cerebral palsy;
  • Intellectual disabilities;
  • Children requiring respiratory support such as use of tracheostomy tubes;
  • Immunocompromised individuals – oncology population, IBD patients (on immunosuppressant), others on immunosuppressant;
  • Active cardiac issues – congenital heart disease;
  • Nephrotic syndrome, renal failure;
  • Diabetes;
  • Neurological issues such as seizure disorders;
  • High BMI (Body Mass Index).

Eligible individuals and their caregiver can self-book online or by phone at 905-494-6685 for the one-day clinic or at any of Osler’s vaccine clinics.

Since Osler opened its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in December, it has administered more than 200,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, in alignment with the Ontario Government’s three-phased vaccine distribution plan. Osler remains committed to sharing more information about vaccine rollout plans as they becomes available.

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