Proof of vaccination not expected for children ages five to 11 in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon


Published November 24, 2021 at 12:53 pm

While children ages five to 11 can now get vaccinated, Peel Public Health officials do not expect a vaccine mandate to be implemented in order for them to access recreational facilities.

“At this point in time, the proof of vaccination system is a Provincial mandate and they have indicated that there is no intention to extend it to this age group at this time,” Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, said during a press conference on Wednesday (November 24).

Currently, a 12-week grace period has been implemented exclusively for those who were previously ineligible to get vaccinated but will be when they turn 12 in 2022.

However, the vaccination mandate is not expected to include those younger than 12 when it comes to accessing recreational facilities.

“My understanding is there is no intention of moving forward with a mandate for this age group,” Dr. Loh said.

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