VIDEO: Dr. Loh partners with Batman to get kids 5 to 11 vaccinated in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published November 20, 2021 at 12:40 pm

If you’re wondering what Brampton Batman is up to these days, it looks like he’s on a mission to help get Mississauga and Brampton kids vaccinated against COVID-19.

The mysterious Brampton resident — who’s known to dress up as Batman and occasionally go on patrol in the city — teamed up with Peel’s top doctor Lawrence Loh in a short video addressed to kids aged 5 to 11.

The video shows Loh and the caped crusader travelling in the Batmobile as they recount the fight against COVID-19, before dismounting and heading inside a vaccine clinic.

“We’ve missed special occasions, families, friends, and we’ve even experienced online schooling. You have been the real heroes throughout this,” says Brampton Batman.

Loh calls on Peel children to get ready for the COVID-19 vaccine, which will soon be available for children aged 5 to 11.

On Friday, Nov. 19, it was announced that Health Canada has approved the Pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds.

“The vaccine is approved for people who are five years of age and older. Its safety and effectiveness in people younger than five years of age have not yet been established,” said the federal government.

The pediatric Pfizer is only one-third the strength of the adult doses, and just like adults, children will need two doses for maximum protection against COVID-19.

Peel Region says more information on vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 will follow “pending provincial direction.”

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