Dr. Loh answers 15 questions about vaccinations for kids 5 to 11 in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published November 24, 2021 at 12:57 pm

Dr. Loh (Peel Chief Medical Officer of Health)  chats with Khaled Iwamura and answers 15 questions about vaccinations for kids 5 to 11 in Mississauga and Brampton.

Questions asked:

  1. When can kids 5 to 11 expect to get their first COVID-19 vaccination and where?

  2. Will Peel go directly into schools to give kids 5 to 11 vaccinations?

  3. Will there a Peel specific vaccination portal for appointment booking or just the Ontario wide portal for 5- to 11-year-olds?

  4. Will Peel be implementing proof of vaccination requirements at indoor sport facilities for children between 5-11?

  5. If you have multiple kids can you book it at the same time?

  6. When can kids get their second shot?

  7. Are there any side effects that we know about for 5 to 11 year olds?

  8. We have seen school outbreaks in Toronto where entire schools have been closed…have we seen anything like this in Peel?

  9. What is the current supply of kids COVID-19 vaccines in Peel?
    Will everyone who wants a shot be able to get one?

  10. How big of an impact do you think immunizing children against COVID-19 will have on the overall numbers of cases of COVID-19 and transmissions in Peel?

  11. Is there anything parents can or should do to get their kids ready for the vaccine?

  12. If a 10-year-old refuses to get the covid-19 vaccine…can they actually refuse it???

  13. Some clinics in Toronto are trying to make clinics “kid friendly” with comics and colouring books – Is PPH doing anything to help kids feel safe and welcome at vaccine clinics?

  14. Has there been any indication from the province that booster dose eligibility will be expanded?

  15. Did you get to drive in Brampton Batman’s batmobile?
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