Burlington mayor says information on youth vaccination clinics coming soon


Published May 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm

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In order to align with Ontario’s plan to vaccinate 12-17-year-olds by the end of August, Halton Region opened eligibility to all 18+ residents this past week.

Halton Region Public Health is currently working with local school boards on a youth vaccination program for 12 to 17-year-olds which will be dependant on vaccine supply.

In an interview with inhalton.com‘s Khaled Iwamura, Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward confirmed that information about youth vaccination clinics is coming soon.

“We are working with Health Canada and Public Health with respect to the 12 to 17 age group, so stay tuned,” said Meed Ward.

“We should have some information very soon about youth vaccination clinics.”

The 12-17-year-old age group in Canada is currently only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Meed Ward emphasized the importance of getting youths vaccinated before the upcoming school year and confirmed that efforts are underway to see how they can get the program going online.

The region is currently encouraging residents who are 18-years-old and returning to high school in September 2021 to get vaccinated through the upcoming youth vaccination program in order to receive their second dose by the end of August.

Additionally, Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr recently confirmed that over 50 per cent of the community in Halton has already received their first dose of the vaccine.
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