Oshawa’s Campus Ice Centre hosting vaccine clinic for children

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Published November 25, 2021 at 9:57 am

The Canadian Press

Vaccine protection for children aged 5-11 begins today across Durham Region, with clinics taking booked appointments in Oshawa, Uxbridge and Port Perry.

The paediatric COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine was authorized recently for children who will be turning five-years old in 2021 (born in 2016) to children who are 11-years old (born in 2010).

Durham’s allotment arrived by plane last week and the health department began booking appointments Tuesday.

The clinic at Ontario Tech University’s Campus Ice Centre is busy with appointments today (10-6) and there are mobile clinics in Uxbridge (Independent Grocer west parking lot) and Port Perry (north-east parking lot of Zehrs) today as well.

Children’s COVID-19 immunization clinics will be available in all area municipalities and will also be held at select school-based clinics by appointment only. For a listing of clinic locations and hours of operation, visit durham.ca/covidvaccines#Children-5-11.

Children can also receive vaccine through select pharmacies and health care providers. For more information visit durham.ca/covidvaccines.

The vaccine will be administered in two doses eight weeks apart for children to be fully vaccinated. The eight-week interval is optimal for longest lasting protection. The paediatric Pfizer vaccine will be a lower dose that is safe and effective at protecting children five to 11-years old from COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

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