Kids 5 to 11 in Mississauga and Brampton will be able to get vaccinated at schools

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Published October 27, 2021 at 3:43 pm

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Peel Public Health intends to set up vaccination clinics for children ages five to 11 directly at schools in Mississauga and Brampton as soon as Health Canada approves the vaccine for use among the age group.

“We have 136 school clinics that are booked over the next couple of months,” Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, said in Mayor Patrick Brown’s weekly press conference on Wednesday (October 27).

“We’re anticipating approval within the next couple of months, and more and more school clinics are being planned and brought online every single day.”

While an official decision regarding the vaccine has not yet been made, one is anticipated shortly, as Pfizer has submitted preliminary research on the vaccine for five- to 11-year-olds to Health Canada.

Based on studies involving 2,000 children from the U.S. and Europe, Pfizer’s children’s vaccine provides coronavirus-fighting antibodies at levels just as strong as those detected in teenagers and young adults.

Upon its approval, Canada is set to receive 2.9 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.

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