COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children Ages 5-11 Hosted at Local Schools
Written by Comms Team, November 26, 2021
Appointments Bookable by Phone or Online
In partnership with local district school boards, Peterborough Public Health has planned COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 at local schools throughout Peterborough County. All COVID-19 vaccine clinics being hosted at local schools will be held outside of school hours. Five clinics are now open for booking on the Ontario COVID-19 vaccine booking system, with more to follow as locations are confirmed:
- Norwood District High School, 44 Elm St, Norwood, ON
Friday, December 3, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Apsley Public School, 238 Burleigh St, Apsley, ON
Friday, December 10, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Martin Catholic Elementary School, 531 Ennis Rd, Ennismore, ON
Friday, December 17, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Millbrook/South Cavan Public School, 47 Tupper St, Millbrook, ON
Monday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Lakefield District Public School, 71 Bridge St, Lakefield, ON
Wednesday, December 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In addition to school clinics, COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents ages 5-11 will be running in the evening at the Healthy Planet Arena. Residents turning 5-11 years of age in 2021 can book their first dose appointment through the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking system. This can be accessed:
- Online at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ OR
- Over the phone by calling 1-833-943-3900.
So far, more than 1,700 appointments have been booked by parents and caregivers for their children aged 5-11 years of age.
“We want to ensure children feel comfortable in the clinic environment,” said Donna Churipuy, Incident Commander for the COVID-19 Emergency Response. “Our vaccine clinics will be designed for safety and comfort for the children. Hosting a clinic in a familiar setting like a school may help to reduce hesitancy a child has about receiving a needle.”
Ms. Churipuy reinforced that consent from a parent or guarding is required before the COVID-19 vaccine is administered. “We are aware that false information is being spread regarding the timing of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in school. We want to reassure the community that vaccines will not be administered during school hours and that there is a consent process required for the COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage parents and guardians to review the COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form for children and youth (ages 5-17) before booking a vaccine appointment for their child. Residents will be asked to verbally attest to the consent form at the vaccine appointment. Reviewing the form before the appointment will assist with a quick and easy process for clients.”
Residents are reminded that they should speak with their health care provider if they have any concerns about their health and the COVID-19 vaccine. Free healthcare provider consultations are available for residents who would like them.
For more information about the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine, please visit peterboroughpublichealth.ca.
For further information, please contact:
705-743-1000, ext. 391