Booking Opens Tuesday, November 23 for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Children Aged 5-11 Years

Written by Communications, November 22, 2021

Approx. 9,000 Local Youth Now Eligible for Paediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

Peterborough Public Health announced today that booking will open on Tuesday, November 23 at 8:30 a.m. for youth aged five to 11 years to receive the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine at local clinics starting Monday, November 29.

On Friday, the province announced that Health Canada has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty for use in all children 5-11 years of age. This means that all children in Ontario born between 2010 and 2016 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Dedicated “family-friendly” vaccination clinics for children aged five to 11 years will be offered at the Healthy Planet Arena and in schools throughout the County and City of Peterborough.  Residents over the age of 12 will not be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at these designated paediatric clinics.

“This is an exciting day! Vaccinating young residents is another huge step in protecting our community against COVID-19,” said Dr. Ian Gemmill, Acting Medical Officer of Health. “Health Canada’s approval means that the vaccine is safe, effective and high-quality, and will ensure that these children also are protected from severe illness.”

Starting tomorrow, the provincial booking system will have appointments available for children aged five to 11 years, enabling parents and caregivers to book a local appointment for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments will be offered Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays at the Healthy Planet Arena, as well as at schools throughout the county and City of Peterborough over the coming weeks. Residents can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

Parents and caregivers are reminded to review credible information about the COVID-19 vaccine and to speak with a healthcare provider if they have any questions about their child’s health and the vaccine.  Free healthcare provider consultations are available for residents who would like them.

For more information about the youth COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Peterborough Public Health youth and COVID-19 vaccine webpage.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence, Communications Manager

705-743-1000, ext. 391