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Community News Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For All Children Aged Five to 11



Families can book appointments through a variety of channels starting November 23rd.

Children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible to be scheduled for a vaccination appointment for The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario.

 

WAYS TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD:

1. Provincial Vaccination Portal (click here)

or call 1-833-943-3900

2 Select Participating Pharmacies (click here)

3 Select Primary Care Providers.

 
City-run vaccination locations

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 will be administered at the following City-run vaccination sites and must be booked through the Provincial Vaccination Portal (click here or call 1-833-943-3900)

They will have 20,000 available appointments between November 25 and December 5.

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front St W)

  • Woodbine Mall (500 Rexdale Blvd)

  • Scarborough Town Centre (300 Borough Dr)

  • Cloverdale Mall (250 The East Mall)

  • Mitchell Field Arena (89 Church Ave)

The available hours for booking will be:

  • Thursday, November 25 – 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Friday, November 26 – 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 27 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Sunday, November 28– 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, November 29 – closed

  • Tuesday, November 30 – 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, December 1 – 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 2 – 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Friday, December 3 – 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 4 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Sunday, December 5 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The City of Toronto has indicated that there will be more information coming shortly about Team Toronto vaccination sites that will be administered by hospitals, family health teams, health care partners and more, later this week.


One key piece of information on eligibility: in order to book, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 – that is to say, they are born in 2016.


 
Quick Facts

  • Children aged five to 11 (and turning age five in 2021) will receive the paediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is a slightly modified, lower dose (one-third the amount given to individuals aged 12 and over), in a two-dose series at a recommended interval of eight weeks between first and second doses.


  • It’s okay to have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Parents, caregivers and children are encouraged to call the Provincial Vaccine Confidence Line that can be accessed by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, or visit COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service to book a confidential phone appointment with a SickKids clinician.


  • Parents or caregivers of children aged five to 11 will usually have to provide consent on behalf of the child before or at the time of the appointment.


  • As of November 19, nearly 85 per cent of youth aged 12 to 17 have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and more than 80 per cent have received a second dose.


  • As we head into the colder months and more people gather indoors, the government is enhancing its COVID-19 testing strategy by expanding the number of testing locations and making it more convenient to access publicly funded testing for those who need it.




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