Parents in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon can get the COVID-19 facts at kids vaccine webinar

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Published December 1, 2021 at 11:57 am

Parents still weary about vaccinating their kids against COVID-19 in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon are being invited to a virtual info session next week.

Peel Public Health (PPH) is holding a webinar on Tuesday (Dec. 7) between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. so parents can “have their questions answered and concerns addressed.”

The webinar will give parents and caregivers the chance to get information on COVID-19 vaccines in children and ask questions from medical professionals.

No registration is required for the free virtual event, and you can click here to attend.

Peel medical officer of health Dr. Lawrence Loh has vaccinated his own children who are under 11 years old and is urging parents in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon to follow suit.

Loh has said the drive to vaccinate kids “is about protecting our children,” and that vaccine side effects are mild by comparison to the potentially severe outcomes of contracting COVID-19.

PPH is running a superhero-themed vaccination campaign to help keep kids comfortable and safe when getting immunized. There will also be after-hours clinics in some schools across the region, but Loh said there are currently no plans for an in-school vaccination program during class hours.

Kids aged five to 11 will be able to get vaccinated at a primary care clinic, and vaccinations for this age group will be available at mass vaccination centres.

Bookings can be made through the provincial vaccine portal.

For more information on vaccine safety for children, how to get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child and information to help parents prepare, visit PeelRegion.ca.

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